1215.020 Tulbaghia L.

Description of the genus

Herbs, smelling strongly of onions. Rootstock a rhizome or bulb. Flowers in umbels, subtended by 2 spathe-like bracts, borne on a solitary peduncle. Perianth segments united into a tube for about half their length; mouth of tube with a fleshy corona which is cylindric or composed of 3 free scales. Capsule loculicidal. Seeds numerous, triangular, black.

Derivation of name: After Rijk Tulbagh (1699-1771), a Dutch governor of the Cape of Good Hope

Worldwide: 22 species in tropical and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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fragrans I. Verd.
sp. cf. violacea Harv.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Tulbaghia:

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Flora of Botswana: Tulbaghia
Flora of Malawi: Tulbaghia
Flora of Mozambique: Tulbaghia
Flora of Zambia: Tulbaghia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tulbaghia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Tulbaghia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tulbaghia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Tulbaghia
Wikipedia: Tulbaghia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tulbaghia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tulbaghia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Tulbaghia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=371, retrieved 1 February 2023

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