African Plant Database

Habranthus Herb.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Bulbous plant (bulb 2,5-3 cm Ø), with linear leaves, 15-35x0,5-1,5 cm, usually developing after the flowers which are zygomorphic, oblique, pinkish or white, 6-8 cm long, with a short tube, borne on a hollow scape, single-flowered, c. 15-30 cm tall.
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Ecology : 30-40 species
  SW USA-Mexico-S S. America; Habranthus robustus Herb. ex Sweet sometimes cultivated in tropical Africa, ± naturalised locally in Tanzania

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 85
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 7: 239 (2012).
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Record n°191154 modified 2008-12-27
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