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

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Albuca abyssinica

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica Jacq.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
kirkii (Baker) BrenanN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
nyikensis BakerN,C,E,S
setosa Jacq.N,W,C
sp. no. 1 C,S

Other sources of information about Albuca:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Albuca
Flora of Zambia: 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: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Albuca.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=345, retrieved 21 August 2014

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