African Plant Database

Ledebouria kirkii (Baker) Stedje & Thulin
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Fl. Trop. E. Africa 12 (1996)
Information on the genus : Ledebouria
Basionym : Scilla kirkii Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scilla kirkii Baker (1873)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Scilla hildebrandtii Baker (1898)
=Scilla johnstonii Baker
=Scilla tayloriana Rendle (1895)
=Drimia hildebrandtii Baker (1892)
=Ledebouria hildebrandtii (Baker) U. Müll. -Doblies & D. Müll. -Doblies (1997)
=Urginea corradii Chiov. (1951)
=Drimia angustitepala Engl. (1892)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with bulb to 8 cm or more Ø; leaves lanceolate to ovate or elliptic, 30-40x9-12 cm, glabrous, often spotted purplish or dark green, sometimes with a petiole to 6 cm long; inflorescence 10-45 cm long (scape to 25 cm included), with up to 70 flowers; pedicels 0,5-1,6 cm long, often purplish; perianth segments greenish, sometimes tinged purple, 0,8-1,5 cm long; capsule depressed-globose, deeply divided, 4-5 x c. 3 mm.
Ecology : Grassland, bushland; occasionally in woodland, open woodland, deciduous bushland; sandy, rocky or black cotton soil; 0-1000 m alt.
  Bulb poisonous.
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