Bulbine abyssinica A. Rich.

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Bulbine abyssinica

Habit
Miombo woodland
Lilayi Lodge, Lusaka
Dec 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

Bulbine abyssinica

Flowers
Miombo woodland
Lilayi Lodge, Lusaka
Dec 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

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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.
Type location:
Ethiopia
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: 700 - 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C,Lk,W
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Content last updated: Wednesday 14 April 2021
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).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 121.

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.

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Page 21. (Includes a picture).

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

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 81.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Bulbine abyssinica.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113150, retrieved 28 January 2022

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