African Plant Database

Ledebouria camerooniana (Baker) Speta
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Information on the genus : Ledebouria
Basionym : Scilla camerooniana Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scilla camerooniana Baker
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Scilla dybowskii Hua (1897)
=Scilla edulis Hua (1897)
=Scilla huanica Poelln. (1944)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 35 cm tall; bulb 1-4 cm Ø; leaves 3-5, linear-lanceolate, 10-18-30 x 0,2-1,4-3,5 cm, often purple spotted; raceme simple, slender, 10-15 cm long; pedicels 2-5 mm long; flowers c. 6 mm long, tepals greenish or lilac, reflexed; capsule 3-lobed, 3 x c. 6 mm.
Ecology : Inselbergs, between rocks; coastal savanna; edges of pools; on dry or humid soils; cultivated fields at river bank; 0-700 m alt.
  Doubtfully distinct from L. sudanica (A. Chev. 1908) Burg 2006 (with broader leaves); intermediates between them exist (Fl. analyt. Bénin, l.c.).
  Not mapped separately, but indicated on the map of S. sudanica outside that range. Distribution area: Bénin, (Nigeria), Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Centr. Afric. Rep.
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Record n°127580
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