African Plant Database

Romulea fischeri Pax
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 15(2): 150 (1892)
Information on the genus : Romulea
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ixia bulbocodium A. Rich. non L.
=*Romulea campanuloides auct. sensu Cufod. (1972), non Harms
=*Romulea columnae auct. sensu Cufod. (1972). non Seb. & Maur.
=Romulea linaresii subsp. abyssinica Bég.
=*Romulea ramiflora Baker non Ten.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 1-12 cm tall, excl. leaves; corm ovoid with oblique rounded base, 0,7-1 cm Ø; leaves 2-5, mostly 0,8-1,5 cm long, oblong in cross section, midrib raised, erect to spreading (depauperate plants); flowering stems 1-4, ± erect; bracts pointed, green; bracteoles with broad membranous margins irregularly streaked with brown, 1,2-1,8 cm long; flowers blue, purple or violet, occasionally almost white with a yellow centre; tube 4-5 mm long; tepals 1-2x 0,4-0,6 cm, with bands of darker pigment over the 3 main nerves.
Ecology : Rocky sites; short grassland; low, often heavily grazed grassland; stony grassland, especially where disturbed; patches of grassland in evergreen bushland; 1300-4200 m alt.
  Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Socotra.
  Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Socotra.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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