Tulbaghia leucantha Baker

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Tulbaghia leucantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare

Tulbaghia leucantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare

Tulbaghia leucantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare

Tulbaghia leucantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from Zvishavane to Mbalabala.

Tulbaghia leucantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along secondary dirt road below Mt Buchwa near junction with main Zvishavane Rutenga road.

Tulbaghia leucantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along secondary dirt road below Mt Buchwa near junction with main Zvishavane Rutenga road.

Tulbaghia leucantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along secondary dirt road below Mt Buchwa near junction with main Zvishavane Rutenga road.

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Synonyms: Tulbaghia dieterlenii E. Phillips
Common names: Mhondya (Shona) Wild garlic (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing from small corms arising from a rhizomatous base. The plant smells strongly of garlic. Leaves linear, up to 38 cm. Inflorescence 4-10-flowered. Flowers greenish-white with a fleshy, cylindric, orange-red corona. The perianth lobes are more or less inflexed, almost tubular at anthesis. This species is very similar to T. alliacea.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: leucantha: white-flowered
Habitat: In wet places in grassland and open woodland, often on sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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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.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 52 - 53. (Includes a picture).

Kativu, S. (2002). Alliaceae of the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 18(1) Pages 74 - 75.

Kativu, S. (2008). Alliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Page 93.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 45. (Includes a picture).

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.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 92 - 93. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 112.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Page 270.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tulbaghia leucantha
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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 leucantha.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115190, retrieved 17 October 2018

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