Tulbaghia alliacea (L.f.) Thunb.

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Tulbaghia alliacea

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Cecil Kop Nature Reserve, Mutare

Tulbaghia alliacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Masvingo - Zvishavane road just before Mashava

Tulbaghia alliacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR, Harare

Tulbaghia alliacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR, Harare

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Synonyms: Tulbaghia brachystemma Kunth
Tulbaghia campanulata N.E. Br.
Tulbaghia cernua Avé-Lall.
Tulbaghia inodora Gaertn.
Tulbaghia narcissiflora Salisb.
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Status: Native
Description:
Slender perennial herb, up to 50 cm high. Leaves linear, 9-20 cm long. Peduncle 15-30 cm long. Involucral bracts broadly lanceolate, 1-2 cm long. Inflorescence 3-8-flowered on pedicels upto 3.5 cm long in fruit. Flowers with a tube up to 7 mm long; perianth lobes, green often tinged purple,spreading to somewhat reflexed. Corona slightly broader than perianth tube,obscurely 3-6-crenate, orange-to orange-brown, 2-3 mm long. Capsule obcordate, up to 8 mm long.
Notes: See Tulbaghia leucantha for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: alliacea: Allium-like, smelling strongly of onions.
Habitat: In a wide range of grassland or woodland habitats.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Northern Cape South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Monday 24 September 2018
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36.

Kativu, S. (2002). Alliaceae of the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 18(1) Page 74.

Kativu, S. (2008). Alliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 92 - 93.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 84.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 104.


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Flora of Botswana: Tulbaghia alliacea
Flora of Mozambique: Tulbaghia alliacea
Flora of Zambia: Tulbaghia alliacea

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tulbaghia alliacea
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Tulbaghia alliacea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tulbaghia alliacea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tulbaghia alliacea
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Tulbaghia alliacea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tulbaghia alliacea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Tulbaghia alliacea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Tulbaghia alliacea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tulbaghia alliacea
Ispot Southern Africa: Tulbaghia alliacea
JSTOR Plant Science: Tulbaghia alliacea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tulbaghia alliacea
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Tulbaghia alliacea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tulbaghia alliacea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Tulbaghia alliacea
Tropicos: Tulbaghia alliacea


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Tulbaghia alliacea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115160, retrieved 16 December 2018

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