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Anthericum latifolium L.f. Bulbine natalensis Baker
Broad-leaved bulbine (English)
Frequency: Locally frequent
Description: 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:
Habitat: Among rocks in montane grassland, also along streams and river banks.
Altitude range: (metres)
Up to 1900 m
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Growth form: P
Red data list status:
Insects (whose larvae eat this species):
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Content last updated: Wednesday 31 May 2006
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Bulbine latifolia Kew Herbarium catalogue
Bulbine latifolia Kew Monocotyledon checklist
Bulbine latifolia Tropicos
Bulbine latifolia West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Bulbine latifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113180, retrieved 20 May 2013
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