Albuca nelsonii N.E.Br.

Natal Albuca

Gard. Chron., Ser. 2, 14: 198, t.4 (1880)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Plants tufted, bulbous, to 1.5 m high. Leaves lanceolate, ± flat, erect, 90–120 cm long, 30–50 mm wide. Inflorescence erect, 60–150 cm long, corymbose. Flowers c. 15–30, erect, bracts lanceolate, shorter than flowers; flowering pedicels erect, to 8 cm long, upper pedicels shorter, fruiting pedicels spreading, to 10 cm long; perianth segments 3–4 cm long, white with a broad green or red central stripe, inner whorl of perianth not spreading; stamens subequal to or slightly shorter than perianth segments; ovary green. Capsule ovoid to obovoid, 3-angled.     Flowers Dec. (1 record)

Native to South Africa. Occasionally cultivated in Australia. Sparingly established in Victoria, where currently known from an population on sand atop a coastal cliff at Black Rock..

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-09-23
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-12-29
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Asparagaceae
genus Albuca
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