African Plant Database

Ledebouria leptophylla (Baker) S. Venter
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Herbertia 62: 120 (2008 [2009])
Information on the genus : Ledebouria
Basionym : Scilla leptophylla Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scilla leptophylla Baker (1896)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Scilla graminifolia Baker
=Ledebouria graminifolia (Baker) Jessop (1970)
=Scilla stenophylla Van der Merwe (1944)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with bulb 3-5 cm long; leaves 10-20, linear, glaucous, with dull purple spots and cross bars at base, 4-8x0,1-0,4 cm, usually spirally twisted, partly emerged at anthesis, margin concolorous and papillate; inflorescence longer than leaves, rather dense, often with c. 30-70 flowers; tepals linear, c. 3x0,7 mm, stellate; capsule deeply divided.
Ecology : Ecology in Zimbabwe ?
  Perhaps confused with L. edulis in our area.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°231514 created 2013-07-24 - modified 2013-07-24
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