1. Family: Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Genus: Tulbaghia L.
      1. Tulbaghia leucantha Baker

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

    Flora Zambesiaca Alliaceae by S. Kativu

    Habit
    Plant 8–28 cm high, arising from small, fasciculated corms 6–12 mm wide, on a rhizomatous base.
    Roots
    Roots moderately fleshy, numerous.
    Leaves
    Leaves 13–38 × 4–6 cm.
    Peduncles
    Peduncle slender, 10–25 cm long; involucral bracts lanceolate, with blunt tips, scarious.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 4–10-flowered; pedicels 10–20 mm long.
    Perianth
    Perianth tube whitish-green, 6–7 mm long, segments greenish-white, with white edges, 5–6 mm long, 1.5 mm wide at base, strongly inflexed, almost tubular at anthesis.
    Corona
    Corona fleshy, 4–5(6) mm long, cylindrical, orange-crimson.
    Anthers
    Anthers 1.5–2 mm long, upper whorl in mouth of corona, not exserted, lower whorl level with upper whorl of perianth segments.
    Ovary
    Ovary ovoid, 2 mm long; style c.1 mm long, stigma capitate.
    Fruits
    Capsule obcordate, 10 mm long; seeds angled, very similar to those of T. alliacea, 2 mm long.
    Distribution
    Also in South Africa (Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, former Transvaal, Free State) and Swaziland.
    Ecology
    In grassland and open woodland, on sandy soils; 1000–1400 m.
    Conservation
    Conservation notes: A widespread species, not threatened.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Tulbaghia leucantha Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Wild, H. [4241], Zimbabwe 4510.000
    Wood, J.M. [1200], South Africa K000365520 syntype
    Wood, J.M. [4408], South Africa K000365523 syntype
    Tyson [1208], South Africa K000365522 syntype
    Rehmann, A. [4842], South Africa K000365521 syntype
    Dieterlen [361], South Africa Tulbaghia dieterlenii K000365517 Unknown type material
    Dieterlen [361], South Africa Tulbaghia dieterlenii K000365519 Unknown type material
    Dieterlen [361], South Africa Tulbaghia dieterlenii K000365518 Unknown type material

    First published in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 6: 404 (1897)

    Accepted by

    • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Burbidge, R.B. (1978). A revision of the genus Tulbaghia (Liliaceae) Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh 36: 77-104.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • ―Burbidge in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 36: 92 (1978).
    • ―Vosa in Ann. Bot. (Roma) 34: 96 (1975).
    • in F.C. 6: 404 (1896).
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Burbidge, R.B. (1978). A revision of the genus Tulbaghia (Liliaceae) Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh 36: 77-104.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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