African Plant Database

Ledebouria sudanica (A. Chev.) Burg
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Fl. anal. Bénin 137 (2006)
Notes : [non Drimia sudanica Friis & Vollesen]
Information on the genus : Ledebouria
Basionym : Scilla sudanica A. Chev.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scilla sudanica A. Chev. (1908)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Scilla picta A. Chev. ex Hutch. (1936)
=Scilla mankonensis A. Chev. (1913)
=Scilla dahomensis A. Chev. (1920)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Bulb 1,5-4 cm Ø; leaves 3-6, lanceolate-ovate, 8-15x2-3 cm, often purple mottled; scape 5-6 cm long, decumbent; raceme simple, to 30 cm long; pedicels 2-3 mm long; outer tepals greenish, inner greenish or purplish pink; fruit globose, 2-3 mm Ø.
Ecology : Wooded savanna on hills; grassy ferruginous plateaux; humid hollows on laterite; amongst rocks; gravelly soils.
  Difficult to distinguish from L. camerooniana; intermediate specimens exist. See above under that species. They are mapped together under L. sudanica. If they are considered conspecific L. camerooniana (Baker 1870) Speta 1998, is the older name.
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see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 200306
Record n°200306 created 2009-02-23 - modified 2017-01-03
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