Albuca abyssinica Jacq.

First published in Icon. Pl. Rar. 1(3): t. 64 (1783)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical & S. Africa, SW. Arabian Peninsula. It is a bulbous geophyte and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zaïre

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Chaudhary, S.A. (2001). Flora of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 3: 1-368. Ministry of Agriculture & Water, Riyadh.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Demissew, S. & Nordal, I. (2010). Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: 1-351. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1968). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3(1): 1-276.
  • Lachenaud, O. & al. (2013). New records for the flora of Cameroon, including a new species of Psychotria (Rubiaceae) and range extensions for some rare species. Plant ecology and evolution 146: 121-133.
  • Manning, J.C., Forest, F., Devey, D.S., Fay, M.F. & Goldblatt, P. (2009). A molecular phylogeny and a revised classification of Ornithogaloideae (Hyacinthaceae) based on an analysis of four placid DNA regions. Taxon 58: 77-107.
  • Stedje, B. (1996). Hyacinthaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-32.
  • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi. Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1988). Flora du Rwanda 4: 1-651. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A Handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Chaudhary, S.A. (2001). Flora of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 3: 1-368. Ministry of Agriculture & Water, Riyadh.
  • Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi. Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 319, t. 146 (1994).
  • Baker in Flora of Tropical Africa 7: 533 (1898).
  • Blundell, Wild Fl. E. Afr., reprint: 416, t. 407 (1992).
  • Dryand. in K. Vetensk.-Acad. Handl. Stockh. 5: 298 (1784).
  • Jacq., Ic. Pl. Rar. 1(3), t. 64 (1783).
  • Knudtzon & Stedje in Nordic Journ. Bot. 6: 785 & Figs. 3i-p, 10c (1986).
  • Murray, Syst. Veg., ed. 14: 326 (1784).
  • Thulin, Fl. Somalia 4: 50 (1995).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Feb 19, 2013 Heath [2062], Botswana K000499514 No
Ash [1934], Ethiopia 35866.000 No
Ash [819], Ethiopia 36452.000 No
Keay, R.W.J., Nigeria 4383.000 No
Collenette, I.S. [8154], Saudi Arabia 56670.000 No
Tanner, R., Tanzania Albuca melleri 1820.000 No
Mozambique Albuca melleri 2312.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [9491], Tanzania Albuca melleri 24425.000 No
Greatrex, F.C., Zimbabwe Albuca melleri 4390.000 No
Wild, H. [3025], Zimbabwe Albuca melleri 4391.000 No
Greatrex, F.C. [37635], Zimbabwe Albuca melleri 4392.000 No
Rayner, R.W. [618], Kenya Albuca blepharophylla 2311.000 No
Gillett, J. [13923], Kenya Albuca blepharophylla 2317.000 No
Tweedie [3254], Kenya Albuca blepharophylla 7227.000 No
Gillett, J. [12886], Kenya Albuca chaetopoda 2315.000 No
Gillett, J.B. [14282], Ethiopia Albuca chaetopoda 2318.000 No
Ash [485(330)], Ethiopia Albuca chaetopoda 36407.000 No
Ash [330], Ethiopia Albuca chaetopoda 6049.394 No
Polhill, R. [2021], Tanzania Albuca angolensis 29797.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [4559], Zambia Albuca angolensis 38401.000 No
Gillett, J. [13176], Kenya Albuca wakefieldii 2303.000 No
Gillett, J. [14053], Kenya Albuca wakefieldii 2304.000 No
Gillett, J. [12848], Kenya Albuca wakefieldii 2305.000 No
Drummond [3773], Kenya Albuca wakefieldii 2316.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [10270], Tanzania Albuca wakefieldii 23746.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [9987], Tanzania Albuca wakefieldii 23757.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [10031], Tanzania Albuca wakefieldii 23766.000 No
Greenway, P.J. [10,559], Tanzania Albuca wakefieldii 29509.000 No
Mathew, B.F. [6688], Kenya Albuca wakefieldii 32876.000 No
Rayner, R.W. [341], Kenya Albuca wakefieldii 5423.000 No
Polhill, R. [1238], Tanzania Albuca wakefieldii 5557.000 No
Greatrex, F.C. [35984], Zimbabwe Albuca bainesii 4384.000 No

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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