African Plant Database

Albuca monophylla Baker
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 1(5): 251 (1880 [1878]); Feddes Repert. 106: 353-370 (1995)
Information on the genus : Albuca
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Albuca imbricata F. M. Leight. (1947)
=Albuca juncifolia Welw. ex Baker (1876)
=Ornithogalum angolense J. C. Manning & Goldblatt
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 0,3-1 m tall; bulb white inside, < 2,5 cm Ø, outer tunics brown; leaf usually solitary, erect, sheathing, not surrounded by fibres at bulb neck, deeply channelled at base, from middle to apex cylindrical subulate, 30 cm long, <2,5 cm Ø, scape cylindric, c. half as long as leaf; raceme lax, 2-6-flowered, 17-22 cm long; pedicels ascending, 0,6-1,2 cm long; perianth 1,2 cm long; tepals yellow, with a broad green keel; ovary short, subglobose with style at least twice as long; fruit unknown ?
Ecology : Rocky heights; rather rare; c. 600 m alt. (Namibia).
  Namibia (discovered by Hardy in 1978).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 0.3 - 1 states: NAM

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Feddes Repert. 117[1-2]: 98-99 (2006).

Bibliography other :
  • Taxon 587: 97 (2009)
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 14788
Record n°14788
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