Albuca L.

Latin alba – white, referring to the white flowers of some species.

Perennial bulbous herb with thick branched roots. Leaves several, rosette-forming, linear-lanceolate, sheathing, lasting several seasons. Flowers nodding, radially symmetrical, stalked, individual flower stalks not articulated. Inflorescence a terminal raceme. Tepals 3+3, free, 1-nerved, inner 3 joined over style. Stamens 6, free, filaments ligulate. Ovary superior. Fruit a capsule. Seeds D-shaped, compressed, black.

Grown as a garden ornamental in full sun.

About 60 species mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, extending to Arabia.

The rosette of long-lasting leaves and racemes of flowers with the inner 3 tepals joined and covering the style.

Knudson & Stedje (1986), Müller Doblies (1994), Stedje & Thulin (1995),

Source: Conran, J.; Forster, P. (2005). Hyacinthaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Asparagaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Albuca bracteata N.E.Br.
species         Albuca canadensis (L.) F.M.