African Plant Database

Ledebouria floribunda (Baker) Jessop
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : J. S. African Bot. 36: 251 (1970)
Information on the genus : Ledebouria
Basionym : Scilla floribunda Baker
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Ornithogalum princeps (Baker) J.C. Manning & Goldblatt
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Ornithogalum princeps (Baker) J.C. Manning & Goldblatt
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scilla floribunda Baker (1870)
 Scilla livida Baker (1883)
 Scilla megaphylla Baker (1896)
 Scilla zebrina Baker (1870)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ornithogalum princeps (Baker) J.C. Manning & Goldblatt
=Scilla princeps Baker (1870)
=Galtonia princeps (Baker) Decne. (1880)
=Scilla pendula Baker
=Scilla tricolor Baker (1880)
=Scilla microscypha Baker (1881)
=Scilla moschata Schönland (1914)
=Scilla polyantha Baker (1878)
=Scilla subsecunda Baker (1881)
=Scilla lauta N.E. Br. (1921)
=Drimia pendula Burch. ex Baker
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with bulb ovoid 7-15 cm high; leaves often 4-5, 20-30x4-5 cm, linear-oblong to lanceolate, margin smooth; inflorescence often with 60-100 flowers; pedicels > 12 cm long; perianth segments greyish, greenish with pink, 2-4 mm long, apices cucullate.
Ecology : Ecology in Zimbabwe ?
  Can be confused with L. revoluta (perhaps such a confusion in our area).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht up to 0.2 m. Alt: 45 - 1830 m. Distribution: EC, KN, LP, MP

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 23: t.898 (1943).
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 23: t.899 (1943).
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Record n°15259
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