christopherwhitehouse@rhs.org.uk christopherwhitehouse@rhs.org.uk
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 02:57:20 PDT
I am not aware of any recent treatment of Bulbine, but considering your relative proximity to Botswana you could try the FZ key:


The other great resource for wild plants is iSpot Southern Africa.  You can easily upload your photographs and then other experts can comment if they have an idea.  It then provides a permanent reference for lots of South African plants with reliable identifications.


If I were to hazard a guess at your plant I would go for B. abyssinica, which is quite widespread throughout Southern and Eastern Africa.



Message: 7

Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:42:15 +0200

From: "Christiaan van Schalkwyk" <cvschalkwyk@lantic.net>

Subject: [pbs] Bulbine

To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>

Message-ID: <103F01D66355486BAE4B9D1217291C5F@ElenaPC>

Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1";


Hi All

I recently took some photographs of a Bulbine species flowering in the

Northern Cape, South Africa.

Although I've been regularly traveling along this road for some 18 years,

this was the first time I saw them. They seem to be bulbous.

For a field full of blooming Bulbine:


And a closer view:


Does anyone now of a good reference work on Bulbine?


Upington, South Africa



Browse, shop and quiz experts from over 30 specialist nurseries and trade stands at the RHS Garden Hyde Hall Celebration of Plants, 12-14 August.

Get Involved: E-Newsletter, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube

Twitter #hashtags: #rhshampton, #rhstatton

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is the UK's leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing

horticulture and promoting good gardening. Anyone with an interest in gardening can enjoy the benefits of

RHS Membership and help us to secure a healthy future for gardening.

For more information call: 0845 130 4646, or visit http://www.rhs.org.uk/

Please do not print this email if you really don't need to.

The contents of this email and any files transmitted with it are confidential, proprietary and may be legally privileged. They are intended solely for the use

of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender. If you are not the intended recipient

you may not use, disclose, distribute, copy, print or rely on this email. The sender is not responsible for any changes made to any part of this email after

transmission. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Society. Although this email

and any attachments are believed to be free from any virus or other defects which might affect any computer or IT system into which they are received, no

responsibility is accepted by the Society or any of its associated companies for any loss or damage arising in any way from the receipt or use thereof.

More information about the pbs mailing list