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Bulbous, perennial herbs, the bulbs never fibrous at apex. Leaves all basal, often with reddish or green spots or markings. Inflorescence axillary, flexuous to suberect. Bracts 1 or 2 per flower, not spurred. Flowers pink, pink-purple or white, often with greenish keels. Perianth segments spreading or recurved. Filaments free. Ovary conic, expanding to a wide base below which it contracts abruptly; ovules basal, 2 in each loculus. Fruit a loculicidal capsule. Seeds obovoid, reddish or yellowish brown, brown or black, shiny.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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