The genus Bowiea contains a couple of species. The Bowiea volubilis, species generally found in cultivation) comes from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, and Tanzania. The genus is named after the British botanist James Bowie that collected them for the Kew botanical gardens in the 19th century.

Species and varieties
Bowiea volubilis (Climbing Onion, Sea Onion)
Bowiea africana synonym of Aloe bowiea
Bowiea myriacantha synonym of Aloe myriacantha

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