Bulbine bulbosa

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Bulbine bulbosa (R.Br.) Haw.

Asphodelaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: six-stellate
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Asparagales
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Bulbine bulbosa is a perennial.

Contents

Naming

Bulbine bulbosa was already described and the name validly published by Robert Brown. It was Adrian Hardy Haworth, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1821.

Taxonomy

Bulbine bulbosa is a species in the genus Bulbine which contains approximately 76 to 81 species and belongs to the family of the Asphodelaceae (Asphodelus Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 50 to 75 centimetres.

Leaves

Bulbine bulbosa has simple leaves. The leaves are lanceolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Bulbine bulbosa produces racemes of yellow six-stellate flowers from September to March.

The perennials produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Bulbine bulbosa is native to Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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