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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Asphodelaceae, S. Kativu. Flora Zambesiaca 12:3. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb 25–60 cm tall, erect, glabrous; plants clustered, few to many arising from a woody rhizome.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome 1–5(10) × 0.6–1 cm, subcylindrical with spreading fibrous to ± fleshy roots.
Morphology Stem
Stems 0–7 cm long, simple or branched, woody, sheathed by persistent closely overlapping hyaline-margined leaf bases, with adventitious roots in older plants.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 6–numerous, closely spaced on a contracted stem or apparently basal, erect to arching, fleshy grass-like, ± abruptly expanded and sheathing at the base; the bases broadly hyaline-winged, successively overlapping bases of inner leaves; blade 10–30(50) cm long and 2–5 mm wide, linear-terete, flat or concave on the adaxial surface and tapering to the apex, expanded and winged in the lower 1–3 cm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle usually 1 per branch, ascending-erect, terete, ± fleshy becoming stoutly rigid, up to c. 43 cm long and 2–4 mm in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Raceme usually overtopping the leaves, ± densely many-flowered, cylindrical, 5–15 cm long increasing to c. 20 cm long in fruit; bracts 5–7 mm long, finely subulate, broadly hyaline-winged toward the base with hyaline auricles, lacerate-fimbriate on the margins and particularly the auricles, persistent; pedicels ± closely spaced, filiform or slender, patent, mostly 7–20 mm long after anthesis, straight, becoming ± curved in the fruiting inflorescence, often ± strongly recurved at the apical end in barren pedicels, persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals yellow, up to 6 mm long, inner 3 mm wide, outer 2 mm wide, elliptical, persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments c. 2–3 mm long, densely bearded in the upper part with long yellow hairs; anthers c. 1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style c. 3 mm long, terete.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule not inflated when mature, substipitate, c. 4 mm long and 5 mm wide, 3-lobed, depressed at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2–4 per locule, 1–1.5 mm long, 3-sided, with sharp angles, brownish-black, sometimes with pale dots and/or a ± reticulate pattern of low sharp incipient ridges on the surface.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Introduced into:

Italy

Bulbine asphodeloides (L.) Spreng. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Tanner, R. [475], Tanzania 15159.000
Rayner, R.W. [280], Kenya 16709.000
Gillett, J.B. [13145], Kenya 2379.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [8269], Tanzania 24427.000
Wood, G.H.S. [708], Uganda 4417.000
Baur, R. [417], South Africa Bulbine pallida K000256283 Unknown type material
Swaziland Bulbine longiscapa 22781.000
Page [16393], South Africa Bulbine crocea K000256302 Unknown type material

First published in Syst. Veg., 2: 85 (1825)

Accepted by

  • Del Guacchio, E. (2015). Integrazioni, aggiornamenti e note alla flora esotica della Campania Informatore Botanico Italiano 47: 147-154.
  • 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. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Del Guacchio, E. (2015). Integrazioni, aggiornamenti e note alla flora esotica della Campania Informatore Botanico Italiano 47: 147-154.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

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