African Plant Database

Eucomis zambesiaca Baker
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Gard. Chron., n.s. 25: 9 (1886)
Information on the genus : Eucomis
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Acaulescent herb c. 30 cm tall, often growing in dense clumps; bulb ovoid, 5 cm high, 3 cm Ø; leaves 3-6, sessile, lorate to ± narrowly obovate, 30-60x3,7-5 cm, narrowed gradually to base, apex subobtuse, margin undulate, scarcely crispate; scape terete, 15-23 cm long; raceme lax to moderately dense, oblong, 10-20 cm long, 1,5-5 cm Ø; pedicels 0,2-0,8 cm long; coma of 12-15 bracts 2,5-3,8 cm long; perianth greenish white to white, 1-1,3 cm long, segments narrowly obovate; filaments fused at base for 3,5 mm; capsule globose, obtusely 3-gonous, 0,8 cm Ø. Flowers sweet-scented. Diploid species.
Ecology : Short grassland;1500-1800 m alt.
  Variable in width of inflorescence.
  Easy to cultivate, the bulbs multiplying readily by offset formation (cf. Cheesman & al. in S. Afric. J. Bot. 76: 543-549, 2010). Sometimes wrongly sold as E. autumnalis.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 0.12 - 0.25 m. Alt: 1200 - 2400 m. Distribution: LP
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Record n°14647
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