African Plant Database

Ledebouria lilacina (Fenzl ex Kunth) Speta
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Phyton (Horn) 38(1): 106 (1998)
Notes : [ perhaps a synonym of L. revoluta]
Information on the genus : Ledebouria
Basionym : Eratobotrys lilacina Fenzl ex Kunth
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scilla lilacina (Fenzl ex Kunth) Baker
 Eratobotrys lilacina Fenzl ex Kunth
 Drimia lilacina (Fenzl ex Kunth) Schweinf.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Bulb ovoid, c. 3,5 cm long, 4-5 cm Ø, tunics brown; leaves 6-8, fleshy-herbaceous, suberect, oblong-lanceolate, acute, 7,5-15x2,4-3,5 cm, narrowed at base into a short petiole sheathing the base of the scape; scapes 1-3, 10-15 cm long; raceme lax, cylindrical, 7,5-12,5 cm long, 30-60-flowered; pedicels 5-8 mm long, the upper ones purplish; perianth tubular-campanulate, 5-6 mm long, bright mauve purple or purplish lilac with green tinge outside, segments spreading, ligulate.
Ecology : Described from Sudan, Gallabat and Kordofan, Matamma (16°43’Nx33°22’E; Schweinfurth 13, 14, October 1868) and left side of the River Gendua; Kotschy 391, Pfund 299. Cited by Broun & Massey, Fl. Sudan: 383-384, 1929, from Bar El Ghazal, Okale. In Andrews, Pl. Anglo-Eg. Sudan 3: 274, 1956. In Chad: Audru 231, Goro-Koumogo, km 27, open forest; Also recorded from Ethiopia. – Not mapped.
  Closely related to or perhaps a synonym of L. revoluta. Further studies needed.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
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Record n°232000 created 2013-10-10 - modified 2013-11-26
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