African Plant Database

Eucomis autumnalis (Mill.) Chitt.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : R. H. S. Dict. Gard. ii. 787 (1951)
Information on the genus : Eucomis
Basionym : Fritillaria autumnalis Mill.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Eucomis autumnalis (Mill.) Chitt. subsp. autumnalis (1951)
 Fritillaria autumnalis Mill.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Basilaea undulata (Aiton) Mirb.
=Ornithogalum undulatum (Aiton) Thunb.
=Eucomis undulata Aiton (1789)
=Basilaea coronata Lam.
=Eucomis clavata Van der Spuy sensu Van der Spuy (1971), non Baker
=Fritillaria longifolia Hill
Taxon infra-specific
Eucomis autumnalis (Mill.) Chitt. subsp. autumnalis (1951)
Eucomis autumnalis subsp. clavata (Baker) Reyneke (1980)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Acaulescent herb 12-55 cm tall; bulb ± globose, 10 cm Ø, roots fleshy; leaves c. 12, linear to lanceolate or ovate, 15-55x6-13 cm, midrib distinct, margin undulate; inflorescence robust with a thick scape c. 15 cm long; raceme dense, cylindric, c. 11 cm long, 5 cm Ø, apex with a coma of 13-30 bracts 2-6,5 cm long; pedicels 0,2-1 cm long; perianth segments free almost to base, elliptic, 0,6-1,7 cm long; filaments 6 mm long, united at base into a saucer-shaped structure; capsule subglobose, c. 0,8 cm Ø. Flowers sweet-scented.
Ecology : Open woodland, grassland; often among rocks; forest margins; 1000-2100 m alt.
  Variable in appear and often similar to E. zambesiaca.
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Record n°176472 modified 2013-11-26
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