African Plant Database

Romulea congoensis Bég.
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. État 15: 215 (1938)
Information on the genus : Romulea
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Romulea keniensis Hedberg
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 2-20 cm tall, incl. leaves; corm 0,5-1 cm Ø, with reddish brown tunics; leaves 3-7, basal, linear, ovate in cross section with 4 longitudinal grooves, 3-20 cm x1-2 mm; flowering stems 1-2, ± erect at anthesis, soon curving, 2-6 cm long; bracts blunt or rounded at apex, green, 1,2-1,5 cm long; bracteoles with broad rust-brown scarious margins, often appearing entirely scarious, c. 1,2-1,5 cm long; flowers pink to lilac or white with a yellow or white centre; tube c. 0,7 cm long; tepals 1,5-2 cm long.
Ecology : Scree; open grassland; mossy seeps on lava; wet stony soils, especially streamsides; 3000-4200 m alt.
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