African Plant Database

Merwilla Speta
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Genus of 3 species in S. Africa, SE Tropical Africa; with large bulbs, blue petals and flattened seeds [cf. Speta in Phyton (Horn) 38: 107-109, 1998; Manning & al. in Edinb. J. Bot. 60: 558-559, 2004].

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • WETSCHNIG, W. & M. PFOSSER (2003). The Scilla plumbea puzzle – present status of the genus Scilla sensu lato in southern Africa and description of Spetaea lachenaliiflora, a new genus and species of Massonieae (Hyacinthaceae Taxon : 52: 75-91.

Bibliography other :
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 8: 94 (2014)
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Record n°192560 modified 2008-12-27
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