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Romulea camerooniana Baker
Protologue : J. Bot. 14: 236 (1876)
Information on the genus : Romulea
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Romulea campanuloides subsp. camerooniana (Baker) Cufod.
 Bulbocodium cameroonianum (Baker) Kuntze
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Romulea campanuloides Harms var. campanuloides
=Romulea campanuloides Harms (1894)
=Romulea campanuloides var. gigantea M.P. de Vos
=Romulea thodei Schltr.
=Romulea thodei subsp. gigantea M.P. de Vos
=Romulea alpina Rendle (1895)
=*Romulea rosea auct. Baker p.p., non (L.) Eckl.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 7-15 cm tall, excl. leaves; corm 0,8-1,5 cm Ø; foliage leaves 1-6, usually erect, 6-6 cm long, 1-1,5 mm Ø, filiform; stems 1-4, 2-4 cm long; flowers solitary per stem; bracts pointed, green, striate, 1,2-1,8 cm long; bracteoles with narrow colourless membranous margins, 1,2-2 cm long; flowers lilac, magenta to violet or pink, white to yellow in the centre, tube 7-8 mm long, tepals darkly veined, subequal, 1,2-2 cm long; anthers 0,3-0,7 cm long.
Ecology : Rocky sites, rock outcrops; savanna; wet grassland on stony soils; 1200-3000 m alt.
  Closely related to R. congoensis. R. fischeri Pax was treated as a synonym in Fl. Zambes. 12/4: 63, 1993. Similar to R. autumnalis L. Bolus from the Cape – Often confused with Hesperantha petitiana.
  probable syn.: R. bulbocodium sensu Broun & Massey, Fl. Sudan: 393, 1929 (Erkovit, 4000 feet) and sensu Andrews, Flow. pl. Sudan 3: 294, 1956, non (L.) Sebast. & Mauri
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht 0.1 - 0.25 m. Alt: 1500 - 2860 m. Distribution: LES, EC, FS, KN, MP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1993). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 12[4]:
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