African Plant Database

Merwilla lazulina (Wild) Speta
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Phyton (Horn) 38(1): 109 (1998)
Information on the genus : Merwilla
Basionym : Scilla lazulina Wild
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scilla lazulina Wild (1964)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Glabrous herb to c. 40 cm tall; bulb ovoid, to 9 cm long and to 3,5 cm Ø, scales papery, brown, neck c. 2,5 cm long and c. 1,3 cm Ø; leaves 2-9 developed with the flowers, linear or oblong-triangular, 4-12x0,6 cm, erect, apex acuminate, margins white; raceme 1(-2) ramose, cylindric, to 13-17x2,2 cm, c. 35-75-flowered; scape to 22 cm long, deep blue upwards; pedicels with the same colour, 5-7 mm long, articulated at apex; perianth deep blue, campanulate, 4-5 mm long; tepals obovate or elliptic, c. 4,5-x2,4 mm, minutely papillate, 1-nerved; capsule obovoid, c. 4 cm long, 6 mm Ø (?, 6 cm given), triangular.
Ecology : Brachystegia woodland; cliffs; 1400-1950 m alt.
  Often gregarious. Most attractive species well worth cultivation (fide Wild).
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 15678
Record n°15678
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