Bulbine abyssinica A. Rich.

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Bulbine abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Nyangani, Nyanga

Bulbine abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Nyangani, Nyanga

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Synonyms:
Common names: Bushy bulbine (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Tufted soft-succulent perennial herb. Plants in small clusters, growing from a vertical rhizome. Leaves erect or arching, linear, grass-like, up to 60 cm, broadly winged. Normally 1 flowering stem per plant with a dense many-flowered terminal inflorescence. Fruits black when mature.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: abyssinica: of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Habitat: In montane grassland, in shallow soil overlying rock, woodland and along seepage areas, often in small colonies.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 31 May 2006
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 292. (Includes a picture).

Kativu, S. (1996). Asphodelaceae of the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 16(1) Pages 42 - 44.

Kativu, S. (2001). Asphodelaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 42 - 44. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 126. (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 Page 86.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 116.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Bulbine abyssinica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113150, retrieved 24 September 2017

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