African Plant Database

Ledebouria macowanii (Baker) S. Venter
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Bothalia 28(2): 181 (1998)
Information on the genus : Ledebouria
Basionym : Scilla macowanii Baker
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scilla macowanii Baker (1875)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Scilla nelsonii Baker (1896)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Bulb 1,5-3x1,5-3-3 cm, ovoid; dead bulb scales tightly clasping, lacking threads when torn; bulb neck 0,5-1 cm; leaves produced at the flowering time, 3-4, spreading, linear-lanceolate, 7,5-10x0,6-0,8 cm, without threads when torn, fleshy, dull green, occasionally with purple spots in the lower half; inflorescences 1-2, lax, cylindrical, 2,5-6 cm, 20-40-flowered; scape base terete, spotted, 4-10 cm long; pedicels 6-7 mm long, pink to purple; flowers stellate; tepals oblong, slightly recurved, 4x1,5 mm, green suffused with pink.
Ecology : Ecology in Zimbabwe ? In S. Africa in damp lithosols (from quartzites, conglomerates, sandstone) in semi-shade.
  Considered as a synonym of L. cooperi by Jessop (1970).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 0.04 - 0.06 states: LES, EC, FS, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°15276
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