1. Family: Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Genus: Tulbaghia L.
      1. Tulbaghia violacea Harv.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cape Prov. to KwaZulu-Natal.

    [FTEA]

    Alliaceae, Sarah Smith & Jonathan Stansbie. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2003

    Habit
    Plant to 70 cm high.
    Roots
    Rootstock a corm with rhizomatous base, ovoid, 1.5–2.7 cm long, 1–1.5 cm in diameter.
    Leaves
    Leaves 8–10, linear, 17–50 cm long, 0.35–0.7 cm wide, apex obtuse, base sheathing.
    Scape
    Scape 39–70 cm long.
    Inflorescences
    Umbel 11-flowered, opening in succession, erect or patent, bright purple; pedicels 10–20 mm long.
    Perianth
    Perianth tube cylindrical, 8–10 mm long, lobes 6–7 mm long, 1.5–2.8 mm wide, elliptic, apex acute with slightly inrolled margin, one distinct mid-vein sometimes giving the lobe a keeled appearance.
    Corona
    Corona of 3 distinct lobes, 2.5–3 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, oblong, apex retuse.
    Stamens
    Stamens included in perianth tube, upper series 2–2.5 mm below mouth, lower series ± 6 mm from base; anthers 1 mm long.
    Ovary
    Ovary oblong to obovoid, 2.5 mm long, 1.5 mm in diameter; ovules numerous.
    Style
    Style 1 mm long, 0.4 mm in diameter.
    Stigma
    Stigma capitate, small.
    Fruits
    Capsule and seeds not seen.
    Habitat
    No data, this is a cultivated plant that may have become naturalised; 2100 m
    Distribution
    T3
    [CPLC]

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Distribution
    Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 1200 - 2600 m.; Andes.
    Habit
    Hierba

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal

    Introduced into:

    Mexico Central, Tanzania

    Tulbaghia violacea Harv. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Mag. 64: t. 3555 (1837)

    Accepted by

    • Smith, S. & Stansbie, J. (2003). Alliaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-8.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Espejo Serena, A. & López-Ferrari, A.R. (1993). Las Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas una Sinopsis Florística 1(1): 1-76. Consejo Nacional de la Flora de México, México D.F.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Smith, S. & Stansbie, J. (2003). Alliaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-8.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Espejo Serena, A. & López-Ferrari, A.R. (1993). Las Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas una Sinopsis Florística 1(1): 1-76. Consejo Nacional de la Flora de México, México D.F.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • E. P. Phillips in Fl. Pl. S. Afr. 1: t. 9 (1921).
    • Harv. in Bot. Mag.: t. 3555 (1837).

    Sources

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Science Photographs
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