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

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca Amaryllidaceae by C. Zimudzi, R.H. Archer, E.G. Kwembeya & I. Nordal

Morphology General Habit
Bulbous perennial herb; bulb 6–10 cm wide, neck less than 10 cm long with hard cartilaginous tunics.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 4–6, present or absent at time of flowering, spreading on the ground, 25–50 × 10–20 cm, thick and tough with asperities on upper or both surfaces, margin scabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Spathe
Spathe valves ovate-lanceolate, up to 11 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels robust, 3–17.5 × 0.6–1 cm, obscurely 3–angled or 6 ribbed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape compressed, 30–50 × 1.8–3.5 cm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 13–75, deep pink to pale purple; perianth tube short, 2.5–5 mm long; segments oblanceolate to lanceolate, 4–6 × 0.5–0.8 cm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens declinate, about same length as perianth, attached to throat of tube; filaments 3–4 cm long; anthers brownish to dark, about 4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule up to 1.5 cm broad.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1–5 per capsule. Seed dispersed through whole inflorescence detaching and being tumbled by wind.
Distribution
Also widespread in N and E South Africa.
Ecology
In grassland and open woodland; c.1000 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Restricted distribution within the Flora area, where it is probably Vulnerable, but widespread elsewhere.

Native to:

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

Brunsvigia radulosa Herb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 25, 1949 Cooper, T. [881], South Africa K000365389
Burchell [2703-3], South Africa K000365388 Unknown type material

First published in Amaryllidaceae: 280 (1837)

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.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Zimudzi, C., Archer, R.H., Kwembeya, E.G. & Nordal, I. (2006). Synopsis of Amaryllidaceae from the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia. The Zimbabwe Journal of Botany 18: 151-168.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Amaryllidaceae: 281 (1837).

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