African Plant Database

Ledebouria cooperi (Hook. f.) Jessop
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : J. S. African Bot. 36: 247 (1970)
Information on the genus : Ledebouria
Basionym : Scilla cooperi Hook. f.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scilla cooperi Hook. f.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Scilla adlamii Baker (1891)
=Scilla cinerascens Van der Merwe (1941)
=Scilla galpinii Baker (1896)
=Scilla glaucescens Van der Merwe (1943)
=Scilla inandensis Baker (1896)
=Scilla petiolata Van der Merwe (1941)
=Scilla pusilla Baker (1876)
=Scilla rupestris Van der Merwe (1941)
=Scilla saturata Baker (1874)
=Scilla subglauca Baker (1870)
=Scilla minima Baker
=Scilla concinna Baker
=Scilla sphaerocephala Baker (1896)
=Scilla globosa Baker (1896)
=Scilla leichtlinii Baker (1896)
=Scilla palustris Wood & M. S. Evans (1899)
=Scilla rehmanni Baker (1901)
=Scilla fehri Baker (1901)
=Scilla aggregata Baker (1904)
=Scilla tristachya Baker (1904)
=Scilla londonensis Baker (1904)
=Scilla conrathii Baker (1904)
=Scilla lepida N.E. Br. (1921)
=Scilla exigua Baker (1873)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with bulb < 2,5 cm long, with fewer, relatively lossely arranged scales with no threads when torn; bulblets present; leaves usually 1-3, 1-40x0,1-5 cm, erect, oblong, lanceolate, ovate or linear, often narrowing to the base; outermost leaf, clasping the bulb; inflorescence very compact, < 50 flowers; perianth segments uniformly pink, less often green or pink with a green keel, apices cucullate.
Ecology : Ecology in Zimbabwe ?
  Very variable, especially in the shape and coloration of the leaves.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 0.04 - 1.21 m. Alt: 12 - 3500 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 17: t.674 (1937).
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 21: t.832 (1941).
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 21: t.827 (1941).
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 21: t.828 (1941).
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 22: t.864 (1942).
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 23: t.912 (1943).
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 24: t.943 (1944).
  • J. S. African Bot. 36: 247-251 (1970).
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carte afrique num 15258
Record n°15258
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