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Genus: Albuca

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Asparagaceae

Native to Africa and Arabian Peninsula, with 128 species native to southern Africa. Previously placed in the family Hyacinthaceae, which has been sunk under the Asparagaceae.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Albuca abyssinica

[= Albuca angolensis, Albuca melleri]

Albuca acuminata

 

Albuca affinis

 

Albuca amboensis

 

Albuca aspera

 

Albuca aurea

 

Albuca autumnula

 

Albuca bainesii

 

Albuca batteniana

Albuca baurii

 

Albuca bifolia

 

Albuca bifoliata

 

Albuca bontebokensis

 

Albuca boucheri

 

Albuca bracteata

 

Albuca bruce-bayeri

 

Albuca canadensis

Albuca candida

 

Albuca caudata

 

Albuca ciliaris

 

Albuca clanwilliamaegloria

Albuca collina

 

Albuca concordiana

 

Albuca consanguinea

 

Albuca cooperi

 

Albuca corymbosa

 

Albuca costatula

 

Albuca cremnophila

 

Albuca crinifolia

 

Albuca crispa

 

Albuca crudenii

 

Albuca dalyae

 

Albuca darlingana

 

Albuca decipiens

 

Albuca deserticola

 

Albuca dilucula

 

Albuca dinteri

 

Albuca echinosperma

 

Albuca engleriana

 

Albuca etesiogaripensis

 

Albuca exuviata

 

Albuca fastigiata

 

Albuca flaccida

 

Albuca fleckii

 

Albuca foetida

 

Albuca fragrans

Albuca gethylloides

 

Albuca glandulifera

 

Albuca glandulosa

 

Albuca glauca

 

Albuca glaucifolia

 

Albuca goswinii

 

Albuca grandis

 

Albuca hallii

 

Albuca hereroensis

 

Albuca hesquaspoortensis

 

Albuca humilis

 

Albuca jacquinii

 

Albuca juncifolia

 

Albuca karachabpoortensis

 

Albuca karasbergensis

 

Albuca karooica

 

Albuca kirkii

[= Albuca nyikensis]

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Albuca kirstenii

[= Ornithogallum kirstenii]

Found along the lower reaches of the Breede River Valley and its tributaries near Malgas and De Hoop, south of Swellendam. Flowers April to June. Named after Kirsten Louw (Manning & Goldblatt 2006).

 

Albuca knersvlaktensis

 

Albuca leucantha

 

Albuca longifolia

 

Albuca longipes

Albuca macowanii

 

Albuca massonii

 

Albuca mater-familias

 

Albuca monarchos

 

Albuca monophylla

 

Albuca namaquensis

 

Albuca nana

 

Albuca nathoana

 

Albuca navicula

 

Albuca nelsonii

 

Albuca osmynella

[= Ornithogalum osmynellum]

Albuca papyracea

 

Albuca paradoxa

 

Albuca patersoniae

 

Albuca paucifolia

 

Albuca pearsonii

 

Albuca pendulina

 

Albuca pentheri

 

Albuca polyphylla

 

Albuca prasina

 

Albuca prolifera

 

Albuca psammophora

 

Albuca pulchra

[= Ornithogalum pulchrum]

 

Albuca rautanenii

 

Albuca reflexa

 

Albuca riebeekkasteelberganula

 

Albuca robertsoniana

 

Albuca rogersii

 

Albuca rupestris

Albuca sabulosa

 

Albuca scabrocostata

 

Albuca schlechteri

 

Albuca schonlandii

 

Albuca secunda

 

Albuca seineri

[= Ornithogalum seineri]

Albuca semipedalis

 

Albuca setosa

Albuca shawii

Albuca spiralis

Albuca stapfii

 

Albuca strigulosa

 

Albuca stuetzeliana

 

Albuca suaveolens

Albuca subglandulosa

 

Albuca tenuifolia

 

Albuca thermarum

 

Albuca tortuosa

 

Albuca toxicaria

 

Albuca trachyphylla

 

Albuca transvaalensis

 

Albuca tubiformis

 

Albuca unifolia

 

Albuca unifoliata

 

Albuca villosa

 

Albuca virens

 

Albuca viscosa

 

Albuca viscosella

 

Albuca weberlingiorum

 

Albuca xanthocodon

 

Albuca zebrina

 

Publications

  • Knudtzon, S.H. & Stedje, B. 1986. Taxonomy and cytology of the genus Albuca L. (Hyacinthaceae) in East Africa. Nordic Journal of Botany 6: 773786.
  • Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2006. Ornithogallum kirstenii (Albuca group), a new species from Western Cape, South Africa, and new combinations in the group. Bothalia 36(1): 86-89.

 


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