African Plant Database

Ledebouria cordifolia (Baker) Stedje & Thulin
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Fl. Trop. E. Africa 14 (1996)
Information on the genus : Ledebouria
Basionym : Scilla cordifolia Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Eriospermum somalense Schinz (1896)
 Scilla carunculifera Chiov.
 Scilla carunculifera var. glandulosa Chiov.
 Scilla cordifolia Baker (1898)
 Scilla glandulosa f. major Chiov.
 Scilla glandulosa (Chiov.) Chiov. (1951)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 15 cm tall; bulb ovoid, to 4 cm high, outer scales dark and papery; leaves 1-2, cordate to broadly lanceolate, petiole 1-2-6 cm, often adpressed to the ground, 2-11x1-4,5 cm, often with purple spots or papillae above, or with stiff hairs; inflorescences 2-3, 2-10 cm long, with to 60 flowers; pedicels 2-6 mm long; flowers pink to purple; perianth segments 3-6 mm long, revolute; capsule depressed globose, 1,5-4 mm long !
Ecology : Grassland, often in shallow soils over limestone; clearings in bushland or woodland; sandy plains; lateritic soils; sometimes on rocky ground; 10-2300 m alt.
  Resembling L. sandersonii. Related to L. revoluta.
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