African Plant Database

Polianthes tuberosa L.
Family : Agavaceae
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 316 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Polianthes
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Glabrous plant; leaves 6-10 in basal rosette, 30-60x1-1,5 cm; inflorescence 0,6-1 m tall, laxly flowered, flowers paired at flowering nodes, fragrant, 2,5-4 cm long, waxy white, funnel-shaped.
Ecology : “Tuberose” grown for the flower market; known in Europe at least since 1601 (Clusius).
  Native in C & S Mexico. In Africa reported from, e.g., Rwanda, NE Zaire
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°13986
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