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Family: HYACINTHACEAE 

 Bowiea volubilis
 
  
Author:  William Henry Harvey 1867
Family:  Hyacinthaceae
Habitat:  Southern + Easter Africa
Soil:  Peat
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  25 centimetres
Height:  5 meters
Flower:  Green
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  Sea Onion, Climbing Onion, Zulo Potato.
Synonyms:  Ophiobostryx volubilis, Skeels 1911. Schizobasopsis volubilis, Macbride 1918. Schizobasopsis volubilis, MacBride 1918. Bowiea kilimandscharica Mildbraed 1934. "Bowiea nana".
Got it from:  Copenhagen
Year:  2000

The tiny flowers are green.

 And the small fruit.

And an larger one.

This small one has more true leaves than normal.

   A member of the Hyacinthaceae family, first described by William Henry Harvey in 1867. Found in southern and eastern Africa, where it grows in peat, and stands a lots of water and sun. The onion-like caudex can be op to 25 cm in diameter (could take 70 years), and the branches reaches for op to 5 meters, but will die back when dried out. It gets small greenish flowers, but can also be reproduced by dividing the bulbs.

Highly poison, from root to top! 

Different from B. gariepensis by the curling main stem, green flowers and the capsule being valves acuminate.

The true leaves that emerge from the bulb are small, very short lived, but they are replaced by the scrambling or twining, branched green flowering stems which reach up to four m long which are scattered with starry, green flowers.

Bowiea is named after the British plant collector James Bowie (1789-1869).

Bowiea volubilis  "kilimandscharica".

Gottfried Wilhelm Johannes Mildbraed reconiced B. kilimandscharica in 1934 , originating from Tanganyika, but although the  fruits are longer, it is since been considered a variation of B. volubilis.

A real nice bulb by Cok Grootscholten