A group of plants in Mathews Subgenus Scorpiris (Rodionenkos Genus Juno), characterized by the following; Bulb of many fleshy scales. Flower spike with a tuberous swelling at its base, persisting when the spike dies off. Divided into three series, Drepanohyllae and Rosenbachianae. Section Physocaulon (Rodion.) Mathew & Wendelbo is characterized by a bulb consisting of a swollen and persistent stem base and with few storage leaves only, non-tuberculate pollen grains and arillate seeds. it comprises about 11 species distributed in the central parts of Asia.--Gustafsson & Wendelbo 1975.