Bulbine abyssinica A. Rich.

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Bulbine abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Nyangani, Nyanga

Bulbine abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Nyangani, Nyanga

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Synonyms:
Common names: Bushy bulbine (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Tufted soft-succulent perennial herb. Plants in small clusters, growing from a vertical rhizome. Leaves erect or arching, linear, grass-like, up to 60 cm, broadly winged. Normally 1 flowering stem per plant with a dense many-flowered terminal inflorescence. Fruits black when mature.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: abyssinica: of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Habitat: In montane grassland, in shallow soil overlying rock, woodland and along seepage areas, often in small colonies.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 31 May 2006
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 292. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 126. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 116.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Bulbine abyssinica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113150, retrieved 28 July 2016

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