African Plant Database

Albuca nigritana (Baker) Troupin
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. État 25: 231 (1955)
Information on the genus : Albuca
Basionym : Urginea nigritana Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Urginea nigritana Baker (1873)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Albuca bequaertii De Wild.
=Albuca ledermannii Engl. & K. Krause (1910)
=Albuca schweinfurthii Engl. (1892)
=Albuca seretii De Wild. (1911)
=Albuca gilletii De Wild.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb; bulb 8-10 cm high, to 13 cm Ø; leaves ascending, variously straight, twisted or channelled, 0,5-1,2 m x 2-4 cm, glabrous, margins smooth; scape 1-2 m tall; raceme lax; pedicels 0,6-1,6 cm long; tepals 1,5-2,7 cm long, pale yellowish-green; fruit broadly ovoid, 1,5-2 cm long, 4,5 Ø. Leaves developping during or after flowering.
Ecology : Wooded savanna; open forests; grassland-gallery forest boundary; clayey to sandy soils; muddy hollows; humid sands; steppe with Acacia; grassy savanna; xerophyllous thickets; to > 2250 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography other :
  • Taxon 58: 2009
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
carte afrique num 14834
Record n°14834
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