African Plant Database


Pseudogaltonia clavata (Mast.) E. Phillips
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Family (APGIII) : ASPARAGACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Pl. South Africa 15: t.580 (1935)
Information on the genus : Pseudogaltonia
Basionym : Galtonia clavata Mast.
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Galtonia clavata Mast. (1884)
 Lindneria clavata (Mast.) Speta (1985)
 Ornithogalum clavatum (Baker) J. C. Manning & Goldblatt (2004)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Lindneria pechuelii (Kuntze) T. Durand & Schinz
=Pseudogaltonia pechuelii (Kuntze) Engl. (1886)
=Hyacinthus pechuelii Kuntze (1886)
=Pseudogaltonia subspicata Baker (1901)
=Lindneria fibrillosa T. Durand & Lubbers (1889)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 1,3 m tall; bulb 22 cm long, to 17 cm Ø; scales breaking up into course fibres; leaves 6-10, erect, ovate-lanceolate, 30 and more x 9 cm, acute; scape c. 24 cm long, 7 mm Ø; raceme 50-80-flowered; pedicels 2,2-2,7 cm long, articulated at apex: adult flowers slightly curved, to 3,5 cm long; tube 1,9 cm long, 5 mm Ø, slightly swollen at base; lobes oblong, 1,2 cm x 6 mm, white banded green; stamens inserted at throat of tube.
Ecology : General ecology: Dry savanna on sandy and calcareous flats or near dry rivers and pans; c. 1000 m alt. (in Angola not recorded).
  Bulbs adapted to survive extremely harsh conditions. Bulbs very poisonous.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 0.43 - 0.8 m. Alt: 800 - 1830 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, NC

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 106: 123 (1985), 1986
  • Edinburgh J. Bot. 55[2]: 485-486 (1998).
  • Edinburgh J. Bot. 60[3]: 553 (2004).

Bibliography other :
  • Taxon 58: 98 (2009)
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Namibia photo from Kyffhauser
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
 
Map
carte afrique num 14625
 
Record n°14625
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