African Plant Database

Albuca homblei De Wild.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. État 4: 427 (1914)
Information on the genus : Albuca
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Bulbous herb; basal leaves 2-4, linear, glabrous, 20-37x0,7-1,1 cm, apex acute, margin slightly scabrous; scape to 45 cm tall, cylindrical, 3,5 mm Ø; raceme 6-12 cm long, 8-10-flowered; pedicels erect, to 7 mm long, glabrous, articulated at apex, bracts 0,8-2,2 cm long, 4-6 mm wide; perianth yellow, 2-2,5 cm long; outer tepals 5-6 mm long, inner ones to 8 mm long.
Ecology : Ecology not recorded. Rare.
  Said to be near A. abyssinica but lengths of scape and raceme different; also near A. nigritana but length of flower bracts different.
  ? Known only from the type (Homblé 1235); Zaire, Kapiri Valley (c. 10°17’Sx26°11’E). Not mapped.
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°14819
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