African Plant Database

Ledebouria zambesiaca (Baker) Speta
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Phyton (Horn) 38(1): 106 (1998)
Information on the genus : Ledebouria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scilla zambesiaca Baker
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Bulb globose, 1,2 cm Ø; leaves 2-3, oblong or oblong-lanceolate, acute, 5-10x1,8-2,5 cm, with a long sheathing base; scape 5-7,5 cm long; raceme lax, oblong-cylindrical, 5-10 cm long; pedicels 0,3-0,4 cm long; perianth green, campanulate, 0,4 cm long, segments linear-oblong.
Ecology : Under shade of trees, after the first rains. Reported with doubt from S Malawi by Strugnell, Checklist spermat. Mt. Mulanje: 108, 2006 (under Scilla), in stream-fringing bush, at 850 m alt. Also listed by Mapaura & Timberlake, Checklist Zimbabwean vascul. pl.: 91, 2004, and by Phiri, Checklist Zambian vascul. pl. 115, 2005. The plant pictured by Pickering & Roe, Wild. flow. Victoria Falls area: 65, 2009, as L. zambesiaca seems to be L. revoluta.
  Although the bulb is reported as very small, L. zambesiaca may well be a form of the widespread and variable L. revoluta. Their distribution areas (see our maps) seem complementary.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°223324 created 2011-01-26 - modified 2011-01-26
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