The bulbous plant Ammocharis coranica of the Amaryllidaceae; the bulb sheaths of this plant, used medicinally. Also attributive.
1967J.A. BrosterRed Blanket Valley 127The initiates were taken by their amakhankatha to gather the bulbs of isichwe. These bulbs..belong to the genus Boophane of the family Amaryllidacae. The medical properties of this bulb were known to the Bushmen and Hottentots long before the arrival of the amaXhosa.
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