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Bulbous, perennial herbs, the bulbs sometimes fibrous at apex. Leaves all basal, never spotted. Inflorescence erect, terminal. Bracts 1 or 2 per flower, decurrent. Flowers blue or white, never yellow. Perianth segments spreading or strongly recurved. Filaments connate towards the base. Ovary spherical to oblong; ovules axile, many. Fruit a loculicidal capsule. Seeds rounded, obtusely angled, black, verrucose.  This is another genus in the Hyacinthaceae, for which the taxonomy is not clear. This account must be regarded as provisional.


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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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