Bowiea volubilis

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Bowiea volubilis subsp. volubilis


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Scilloideae
Tribus: Urgineeae
Genus: Bowiea
Species: Bowiea volubilis
Subspecies: B. v. subsp. gariepensis – B. v. subsp. volubilis



Bowiea volubilis Harv. ex Hook.f., Bot. Mag. 93: t. 5619 (1867)

  • ⧼Syntypi⧽:
    • Barber s.n.
    • Cooper [3263] (K)
  • Type locality: [South Africa.]
    • Barber: Cape district: the eastern frontier.
    • Cooper: [Natal.]


  • Homotypic
    • Ophiobostryx volubilis (Harv. ex Hook. f.) Skeels, Bull. Bur. Pl. Industr. U.S.D.A. 223, 45. 1911.
    • Schizobasis volubilis (Harv. ex Hook. f.) Van Jaarsv., in ? 1992, comb. inval.
    • Schizobasopsis volubilis (Harv. ex Hook. f.) J.F.Macbr., Contr. Gray Herb. 56: 3. 1918.


Native distribution areas:

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


  • Bowiea volubilis Harv. ex T.Moore & Mast., Gard. Chron. 1866(no. 41): 971, column 3 (1866)
    • Note: published anonymously; authors fide IPNI.
    • Type locality: 'introduced from S. Africa by Mr. Cooper'



Primary references

  • Hooker, W.J. 1867. Curtis’s botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal Gardens of Kew, and of other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions. Vol. XCIII [= Vol. XXIII of the third series.] |Pp, 5618–5682, Lovell Reeve, London. BHL Reference page

Additional references


Vernacular names

suomi: Mukelo
日本語: タマツルクサ
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