African Plant Database

Ledebouria edulis (Engl.) Stedje
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 15(6): 595 (1995 [1996])
Information on the genus : Ledebouria
Basionym : Scilla edulis Engl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scilla edulis Engl. (1892)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 10 (-30) cm tall; bulb ovoid, to 7 cm high, outer scales dark and papery; leaves 3 to many, filiform to linear, 13-28x0,2-1,2 cm, erect, uniformly green or slightly spotted; infloresence 2-11 cm long, lax to dense, with up to 60 flowers; scape 4-25 cm long, erect or ± curved; pedicels 2-10 mm long; flowers greenish to pale purple; segments revolute, 2,5-5 mm long; capsule subglobose, 3-6 mm long.
Ecology : Grassland, wooded grassland, woodland; often on shallow soil; 125-2000 m alt.
  Very near L. revoluta but leaves narrower.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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