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Annual, perennial herb, shrub [tree], fleshy or not, rhizomed. Stem: branched or not. Leaf: basal or ± so or in terminal clusters, alternate, linear to widely lanceolate [ovate], small (1.5–27 cm, 0.5–3 mm wide) [to large (1.9–4 m, 3–6 cm wide)], leathery or not, fleshy or not, entire or with minute sharp teeth or coarse prickles. Inflorescence: panicle [spike, raceme], bracts scattered. Flower: perianth parts 6, in 2 petal-like whorls, radial or ± bilateral, free or ± fused; stamens 6, equal or not, anthers attached at base or middle; ovary superior, chambers 3. Fruit: capsule, loculicidal. Seed: 6–many, flat, angled, or winged, gray, brown, ± black, black-brown.
± 17 genera, 800 species: Africa, Mediterranean to central Asia. —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Key to Asphodelaceae
Annual [perennial herb, succulent]. Leaf: simple, alternate, small [to very large], linear [to ovate or awl-like], [leathery or fleshy], entire [to serrate or dentate], sessile, sheathing. Inflorescence: scapose raceme, bracts [1–]several. Flower: perianth parts all ± alike [or not], fused into a tube below [or free], radial [to bilateral]; filaments, or some, with hairs, anthers attached near middle; stigma 3-lobed. Seed: 6–24, black, winged or not, with a food body.
± 60 species: southern Africa, Australia. (Greek: bulb)
Plant 10–45 cm, bulb 0, roots fibrous. Leaf: linear, ± cylindric, ± fleshy. Inflorescence: bracts 2–5 mm, thin, scarious. Flower: perianth ± 7 mm, radial, parts elliptic to ovate, yellow; inner 3 filaments bearded, outer 3 glabrous. Fruit: dry, spheric. Seed: 2 per chamber.
Unabridged chromosomes: Unknown for California, 2n=26,28,52,54,78 elsewhere.
Roadsides, other disturbed areas; < 100 m. Central Coast (Carmel Highlands, Cambria); Australia. Spring [Online Interchange]
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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Jul 29 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Bulbine, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=88917, accessed on Jul 29 2014
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