African Plant Database

Tulbaghia L.
Family : Alliaceae
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Geophytes with usually a strong, very persistent garlicky smell. Perianth segments united into a tube for c. half the length, bearing 3 or more free scales or a fleshy tubular corona.
Ecology : 22 species
  Important in indigenous folk-medicine (S. Africa).
  mainly in S. Africa

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: 42
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 7: 219 (2012).

Bibliography other :
  • Stafford, G.I. , M.J. Wikkeso & al. (2016). The first phylogenetic hypothesis for the southern African endemic genus Tulbaghia Amaryllidaceae, Allioideae) based on plastid and nuclear DNA sequences. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 181(2): 156-170Mo1
1 Publishing with lectotypification
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carte afrique num 195682
Record n°195682 modified 2008-12-27
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