African Plant Database

Wurmbea angustifolia B. Nord.
Protologue : Bot. Not. 117: 175 (1964)
Information on the genus : Wurmbea
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 15 cm tall; corm ,7-2x0,5-1,5 cm, covered with disintegrating brown or blackish papery tunics, neck 1-1,5 cm long; stem 7-15 cm long; basal leaf 1, linear, 8-28x0,1-0,45 cm, margins inrolled, scabrid; stem leaves 2, near stem middle, with loose sheathing base 0,4-0,6 cm wide, free part 3-18x0,35-0,5 cm; inflorescence dense, c. 3 cm long; flowers set 0,3-1 cm apart; flowers white, cream, greenish yellow to yellow, cup-shaped; tepals 5-7 mm long (including basal tube 1,5-2,5 mm long)x1-1,5 mm; fruit unknown.
Ecology : Moist grassland, in dense turf or wet peaty soil; 1800-2300 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 0.03 - 0.2 m. Alt: 1340 - 3050 m. Distribution: LES, EC, FS, KN

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 36[2]: 229-232 (1978).
  • Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 36[2]: 228 (1978).
  • Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 36[2]: 231 (1978).
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