1079.000 Albuca L.

Description of the genus

Bulbous, perennial herbs. Leaves linear to lorate, forming a tubular basal sheath around the cylindric stem. Flowers in terminal racemes. Bracts acuminate, not spurred. Perianth erect or drooping; segments 6, free or fused near the base, oblong, white or yellow with a broad green or brown central stripe; 3 outer spreading, 3 inner connivent, hooded at apex. Stamens 6, all fertile or outer 3 sterile. Filaments winged and expanded below to enfold the ovary. Capsule ovoid to spherical, 3-lobed. Seeds flat, semi-circular, black, shiny, papillose.

Worldwide: c.50 species in Africa and Arabia

Zambia: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
abyssinica Jacq.LkDescription, Image
kirkii (Baker) BrenanDescription, Image
nyikensis BakerCb
setosa Jacq.

Other sources of information about Albuca:

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Flora of Botswana: Albuca
Flora of Caprivi: Albuca
Flora of Malawi: Albuca
Flora of Mozambique: Albuca
Flora of Zimbabwe: Albuca

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Albuca
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Albuca
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Albuca
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Albuca
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Albuca
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Albuca

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Albuca.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=345, retrieved 29 April 2017

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