Ledebouria Roth

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, SW. Arabian Peninsula, Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology Leaves
Leaves produced at the same time as the flowers, often with purplish or dark green spots, especially above
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a simple raceme, usually flexuose; bracts single or paired, not spurred
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals ± united at the base and forming a shallow cup, narrowing upwards and often reflexed during anthesis
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens united to tepals near the base, free from one another, the inner ones longer than the outer
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary subtruncate above, ± 6-angled, abruptly narrowing below into a short stipe, 3-celled with 2 basal ovules per cell; style slender with small terminal stigma
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule depressed-globose to obovoid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds obovoid, black.
Distribution
Genus of over 60 species in Africa and S Asia, many species in South Africa.
Note
Ledebouria has often been included in Scilla L., but differs in the usually spotted leaves, the cup-shaped base of the perianth, the longer inner stamens, and in the ± truncate, stipitate ovary with 2 basal ovules per cell only.

[FTEA]

Hyacinthaceae, Brita Stedje, Ph.D.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1996

Morphology General Habit
Plants small to tall, flowering with the leaves
Morphology Leaves
Leaves cordate to linear, sometimes petiolate, often spotted or sometimes with purple papillae
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape glabrous, ± curved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a lax to dense raceme; pedicels erect to ascending; bracts up to 3 mm., sometimes emarginate to 2-partite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments free or united at the base, reflexed, greenish to purple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments united with the perianth-segments for 0.5-2 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary stipitate and conical or obconical, 3-locular, with 2 ovules per locule
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ovoid to subglobose, sometimes a schizocarp
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds black, subglobose.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Senegal, Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre

Ledebouria Roth appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nov. Pl. Sp.: 194 (1821)

Accepted by

  • Venter, S. (2008). Synopsis of the genus Ledebouria Roth (Hyacinthaceae) in South Africa Herbertia 62: 85-155.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Jessop in J. S. Afr. Bot. 36: 233–266 (1970).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Jessop in Journ. S. Afr. Bot. 36: 233-266 (1970)
  • in Nov. Pl. sp Ind. Or.: 194 (1821)

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
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  • 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 2022. 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

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