African Plant Database

Ledebouria apertiflora (Baker) Jessop
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : J. S. African Bot. 36: 254 (1970)
Information on the genus : Ledebouria
Basionym : Drimia apertiflora Baker
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Drimia apertiflora Baker
 Scilla apertiflora (Baker) C.A. Sm.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Scilla lorata Baker
=Scilla linearifolia Baker (1870)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with subglobose bulb 2,5-6 cm long, scales tightly arranged, often pink towards the top; bulb without threads when torn; bulblets absent; leaves 4-7, erect, elliptic-linear, 20-35x < 2,5 cm, tapering almost from the base, upper surface dichromatic; inflorescence erect or flexuous, often with 50-150 flowers, of same length or longer than leaves, flowers c. 2,5 mm long, purple, tepals c. 0,8 mm wide, apices acute, style c. 1,2 mm long; capsule not recorded.
Ecology : Ecology in our area ?
  Included, erroneously, in L. ensifolia (Eckl.) S. Venter & T. J. Edwards in Bothalia 33: 49, 2003 (fide Venter, 2008: 92).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 0.05 - 0.1 m. Alt: 152 - 1615 m. Distribution: EC, FS, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • J. S. African Bot. 36: 254-255 (1970).
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