The short, broad bracts around and usually folded over the flowers of Colchicum eucomoides are markedly shorter than the leaves.
The bracts are green like the leaves on both surfaces, but may turn creamy white when the flowers open. Bract tips are rounded, here ending in a small mucro, a protruding point. The bract margins are entire, their surfaces smooth and covered in longitudinal lines, as are the leaves.
The specific name, eucomoides, is derived from the Greek eu- meaning well, come another Greek word meaning the foliage of trees or coma meaning the hair of the head and -oides meaning resembling or like; the name referring to the shape of the striped bracts that look like a tuft of hair (Manning, 2007; Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010; iSpot; Andrew, 2017).
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