African Plant Database

Albuca fibrotunicata Gledhill & Oyewole
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Information on the genus : Albuca
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Albuca paradoxa A. Chev. (1913) quoad specim. Chevalier 8657bis
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb; bulb ovoid to conical with conspicuously long neck; outer scales dark brown, dry and brittle, with the exposed fibres above; scape 15-60 cm tall; leaves 60-90x1,5-3,3 cm, apex acute, widely V-shaped in cross-section, glabrous, margins slightly irregular, mottled purple on both surfaces towards base; raceme 5-20 cm long; pedicels 3-16 mm long; flowers 12-20 mm long; inner 3 tepals with hooded apices, pale greenish yellow, 1,2-2 cm long; capsule to 2,1 cm long, 4 cm circumference.
Ecology : Common in open fields; sand.
  • Taxon 58: 96 (2009)
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    carte afrique num 14814
    Record n°14814 modified 2005-02-11
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