Tulbaghia macrocarpa Vosa

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Common names:
Frequency: Rare and local.
Status: Native
Notes: - The species is characterised by a fleshy, laterally expanded corona and an unusually large ovary, developing into a very long capsule.
- This species is so far only known from the type location in a wild woodland area in the National Botanic Garden, Harare. It could well be more widespread.
Derivation of specific name: macrocarpa: with large fruits
Habitat: On red soils in Miombo woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1530 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Central Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
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Kativu, S. (2002). Alliaceae of the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 18(1) Page 76.

Kativu, S. (2008). Alliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Page 94.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 125.

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.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tulbaghia macrocarpa
African Plant Database: Tulbaghia macrocarpa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tulbaghia macrocarpa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tulbaghia macrocarpa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Tulbaghia macrocarpa
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iNaturalist: Tulbaghia macrocarpa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tulbaghia macrocarpa
JSTOR Plant Science: Tulbaghia macrocarpa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tulbaghia macrocarpa
Plants of the World Online: Tulbaghia macrocarpa
Tropicos: Tulbaghia macrocarpa
Wikipedia: Tulbaghia macrocarpa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Tulbaghia macrocarpa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115200, retrieved 15 April 2024

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