Albuca abyssinica Jacq.

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Albuca abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
In small Pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts.

Albuca abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
In small Pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts.

Albuca abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
In small Pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts.

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Synonyms: Albuca angolensis Baker
Albuca bainesii Baker
Albuca melleri (Baker) Baker
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Hairless perennial, 60-100 cm tall. Leaves often absent at flowering time. Flowers in a terminal raceme, 20-30 cm long.Outer perianth segments 18-20 × 5 mm, yellow-green with a green central stripe; inner similar but slightly broader, c. 7 mm wide. Capsule 15-18 mm.
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Habitat: In grassland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution: MS (other?)
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 30 September 2013
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 62. (Includes a picture).

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 196 - 197. as Albuca angolensis and A. melleri (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 307. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 273. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 190. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Pages 90 - 91. as Albuca angolensis, A. bainesii and A. melleri

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 64. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 122.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 108.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 185. as Albuca angolensis

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Flora of Botswana: Albuca abyssinica
Flora of Caprivi: Albuca abyssinica
Flora of Malawi: Albuca abyssinica
Flora of Zambia: Albuca abyssinica
Flora of Zimbabwe: Albuca abyssinica

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Albuca abyssinica
African Plant Database: Albuca abyssinica
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Albuca abyssinica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Albuca abyssinica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Albuca abyssinica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Albuca abyssinica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Albuca abyssinica
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Albuca abyssinica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Albuca abyssinica
Ispot Southern Africa: Albuca abyssinica
JSTOR Plant Science: Albuca abyssinica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Albuca abyssinica
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Albuca abyssinica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Albuca abyssinica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Albuca abyssinica
Tropicos: Albuca abyssinica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Albuca abyssinica.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114200, retrieved 24 November 2017

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