Tulbaghia rhodesica R.E. Fr.

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Tulbaghia rhodesica

High rainfall Miombo woodland in sandy loam to clay soil
Mumbuluma area
Oct 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Tulbaghia rhodesica

High rainfall Miombo woodland in sandy loam to clay soil
Mumbuluma area
Oct 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Tulbaghia rhodesica

High rainfall Miombo woodland in sandy loam to clay soil
Mumbuluma area
Oct 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Herb with bulb-like rootstock from rhizomatous base; leaves linear, 10-20 x 0.4 cm; often flowering when leafless; peduncle up to 20 cm long, involucral bracts up to 25 x 8 mm, tinged purple; inflorescence 6-10 flowered; pedicels up to 25 mm long in fruit; perianth rose-purple (rarely white), 7-9 x 2-3 mm, segments acute, 6-8 x 3.5-4.5 mm, the whorls set closely together; corona obscurely s-lobed, 1 mm long, lobes separated from each other by a minute bright red secondary lobe; anthers 1 mm long; capsule subglobose, 4 x 5 mm; seeds black, c. 4.5 mm long.
Type location:
Zambia, Kawambwa
Notes: Red Data list status: Localised; but habitat not threatened; possibly LR-nt
Derivation of specific name: rhodesiaca: of Rhodesia; presumably meaning Northern Rhodesia.
Habitat: Miombo woodland in open places and bush, on rocky shallow soil and termitaria.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: North eastern Zambia and southern Tanzania.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Content last updated: Tuesday 28 May 2019
Literature:

Kativu, S. (2002). Alliaceae of the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 18(1) Page 75.

Kativu, S. (2008). Alliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Page 93.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tulbaghia rhodesica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tulbaghia rhodesica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tulbaghia rhodesica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Tulbaghia rhodesica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tulbaghia rhodesica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Tulbaghia rhodesica
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Tulbaghia rhodesica
iNaturalist: Tulbaghia rhodesica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tulbaghia rhodesica
JSTOR Plant Science: Tulbaghia rhodesica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tulbaghia rhodesica
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Tulbaghia rhodesica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tulbaghia rhodesica
Plants of the World Online: Tulbaghia rhodesica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Tulbaghia rhodesica
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Wikipedia: Tulbaghia rhodesica


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Tulbaghia rhodesica.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=190370, retrieved 17 September 2019

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