Bulbine latifolia (L.f.) Roem. & Schult. f.

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Bulbine latifolia

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Castle Beacon, Vumba

Bulbine latifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Views, Vumba

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Synonyms: Anthericum latifolium L.f.
Bulbine natalensis Baker
Common names: Broad-leaved bulbine (English)
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Perennial soft-succulent herb, up to 70 cm. Plants mostly solitary not clustered. Leaves in a rosette sheathing at the base, lanceolate, up to 8 cm wide, glabrous with ciliolate hairs along the margins. 1-5 flowering stems with dense many-flowered inflorescences. It is easily distinguished from other species in Zimbabwe by the broad leaves.
Notes: It is easily distinguished from other species in Zimbabwe by the broad leaves.
Derivation of specific name: latifolia: broad-leaved
Habitat: Among rocks in montane grassland, also along streams and river banks.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1900 m
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 31 May 2006


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bulbine latifolia
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Bulbine latifolia
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West African Plants database: Bulbine latifolia

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 latifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113180, retrieved 27 May 2016

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