African Plant Database

Albuca tenuis Knudtzon
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 6(6): 785 (1986)
Information on the genus : Albuca
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ornithogalum tenuis (Knudtzon) J. C. Manning & Goldblatt
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Albuca sp. A auct. Hanid in Agnew
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 8-15 cm tall, with bulb c. 2 cm across, with or without fibrous apex; leaves filiform, often spirally twisted, often pubescent; raceme relatively lax, 3-10-flowered; pedicels c. 1 cm long; tepals 8-11 mm long, cream to yellowish with a green midrib; style longer than ovary; capsule c. 10 mm long.
Ecology : Grassland; disturbed or eroded Acacia bushland or woodland; seasonally waterlogged grassland; 420-2000 m alt.
  Status uncertain; two collections from Kenya represent a form with spirally twisted leaves. An individual from Kenya has been proved to be interfertile with A. abyssinica.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 14853
Record n°14853
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