1. Family: Asparagaceae Juss.
    1. Albuca L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Africa, Arabian Peninsula.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Plants slender to robust, usually flowering with the leaves, sometimes before
    Leaves
    Leaves filiform to lanceolate, glabrous, ciliate or pubescent
    Scape
    Scape glabrous
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a raceme with 3-150 flowers; pedicels erect or ascending; bracts lanceolate to ovate, acuminate with filiform apex, never spurred
    Perianth
    Perianth-segments free, inner connivent to slightly spreading, outer slightly spreading, cream to greenish yellow, with a dorsal green band, apex cucullate with glands
    Filaments
    Filaments free, inner with an expanded base that clasps the ovary, other flattened or clasping the ovary
    Ovary
    Ovary 3-locular, with many ovules per locule
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid
    Seeds
    Seeds black, flattened, semicircular.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Arkansas, Juan Fernández Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, St.Helena, Western Australia

    Albuca L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    15130.000
    15131.000
    Tanzania 2307.000
    2314.000
    Milne-Redhead, E. [5017], Nigeria 11006.000
    Milne-Redhead, E. [3459], Zambia 38420.000
    Gillett, J.B. [14329], Ethiopia 2313.000
    Gillett, J.B. [4062], Kenya 35455.000
    Gillett, J.B. [13451], Kenya 4396.000
    Keay, R.W.J. [22496], Nigeria 4395.000
    Ash [1905], Ethiopia 35950.000
    Meikle, R.D. [830], Nigeria 2310.000
    Tanner, R., Tanzania 2308.000
    Collenette, J.S. [9327], Saudi Arabia 58514.000

    First published in Sp. Pl. ed. 2: 438 (1762)

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • F.T.A. 7: 542.
    • Sp. Pl. 308 (1753)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Knudtzon & Stedje in Nordic Journ. Bot. 6: 783 (1986)
    • Hepper in F.W.T.A., ed. 2, 3: 103 (1968)
    • Baker in F.T.A. 7: 528 (1898)
    • sp Pl., ed. 2.: 438 (1762)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0