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This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to Cape Prov.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb 10–55(72) cm tall from a ± fleshy tuber-like base; plants solitary not clustered, erect, glabrous or leaves ± puberulous.
Vegetative Multiplication Tubers
Tubers 6–20 mm long and 7–25 mm in diameter, subglobose or ovoid and flattened at the base, usually with 3–5 radiating branches; branches thick fleshy, up to c. 7 cm long and 3–10 mm in diameter, deltoid or terete, tapering into long fibrous roots.
Morphology Stem
Stems absent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 5 to numerous, erect to arching, puberulous to minutely ciliolate on the margins and nerves outside or glabrous, fleshy grass-like, expanded and sheathing at the base; the bases successively overlapping bases of inner leaves, persisting as a cylindrical column of scarious hyaline sheaths which usually break down into numerous long fibres through the centre of which the new leaves and peduncle emerge, column 1.5–10 × 0.3–1 cm; blade fleshy, mostly 10–53 cm long and c. 2(3) mm in diameter, filiform to linear-terete.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncles 1–3 per plant, erect, 7–40(50) cm long, terete.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Raceme ± laxly few- to many-flowered, (3)5–18(23) cm long, narrowly cylindrical, flowers and fruit often occurring together in the same raceme; bracts membranous, 2.5–5.5 mm long, ovate to lanceolate, with the midrib produced into a subulate apex, exauriculate, persistent; pedicels ± spaced, mostly erect to ascending sometimes spreading, filiform or slender, from c. 3–4 mm long increasing to c. 13 mm long in fruit, straight, ± recurved at the apical end in barren pedicels, persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals yellow, 6–7.5 mm long, the inner 3–4 mm wide, the outer 1.5–2.5 mm wide, elliptic, persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments c. 4–5 mm long, the outer densely bearded with long yellow hairs in the upper part, the inner bearded above but also with hairs along the margins to the base; anthers c. 1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 3–5 mm long, terete.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule not inflated when mature, stipitate, c. 4–5 mm long and 3–3.5 mm wide, obovoid, ± shallowly 3-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1–4 per locule, c. 2–3 mm, pyramidal, not winged, convex on the outer face with 2–3 flat inner faces tapering to the point of attachment, black, sometimes with a reticulate pattern of low incipient ridges on the surface.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Free State, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Bulbine favosa (Thunb.) Schult. & Schult.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1994 Merwe, F.V.D. van der [1102], South Africa K000390914
Jan 1, 1994 Esterhuysen, E. [11605], South Africa K000390918
Jan 1, 1994 s.coll. [147], South Africa K000390913
Jan 1, 1994 s.coll. [2507], South Africa K000390917
K000390912
K000390915
K000390919
K000390922
K000390924
K000390927
K000390926
K000390925
K000390928
K000390933
K000390910
K000390911
Drege [953], South Africa K000256286 Unknown type material
Drege [953], South Africa K000256287 Unknown type material
s.coll. [886], South Africa K000390920
Bolus, H. [4663], South Africa K000390923
Bolus, H. [7055], South Africa K000390929
Bolus [4663], South Africa K000390931
s.coll. [10431], South Africa K000390932
s.coll. [841], South Africa K000390930
s.coll. [2479], South Africa K000390921
Schlechter, R. [1386], South Africa K000390916
Bolus, B. [762], South Africa Bulbine filifolia K000256282 Unknown type material

First published in J.J.Roemer & J.A.Schultes, Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis 7: 444 (1829)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

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