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Bulbine semibarbata

Higher Taxonomy
Family: AsphodelaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: 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.
Genera In Family: +- 17 genera, 800 species: Africa, Mediterranean to central Asia.
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: BulbineView Description 

Habit: 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.
Species In Genus: +- 60 species: southern Africa, Australia. Etymology: (Greek: bulb)

Bulbine semibarbata (R. Br.) Haw.
Habit: 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. Chromosomes: Unknown for California, 2n=26,28,52,54,78 elsewhere.
Ecology: Roadsides, other disturbed areas; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo (Carmel Highlands, Cambria); Distribution Outside California: Australia. Flowering Time: Spring
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal
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Citation for this treatment: Dale W. McNeal 2016. Bulbine semibarbata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 05, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 05, 2016.

Geographic subdivisions for Bulbine semibarbata:
CCo (Carmel Highlands, Cambria);
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