African Plant Database

Ledebouria somaliensis (Baker) Stedje & Thulin
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Fl. Trop. E. Africa 12 (1996)
Information on the genus : Ledebouria
Basionym : Scilla somaliensis Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scilla somaliensis Baker (1892)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Drimia confertiflora Dammer (1905)
=Ledebouria confertiflora (Dammer) U. Müll. -Doblies & D. Müll. -Doblies (1997)
=Drimia coleae Baker (1897)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Bulb to 8 cm or more Ø; leaves several, ovate to oblanceolate or elliptic, to 20x7,5 cm, long-petiolate, often spotted purplish or dark green; inflorescence many-flowered, to 30 cm long (incl. to 15 cm long scape), ± dense; pedicels 2-3 mm long, ± thick; tepals united at base, narrowly oblong, reflexed at anthesis for most of the length, greenish, sometimes tinged purple, 0,9-1,3 cm long, tip obtuse; capsule depressed-globose, c. 8 mm long.
Ecology : Deciduous bushland; grassland; open woodland; on sandy or rocky ground, and in deep red sandy soil; 50-1800 m alt.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°15284
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