1215.020 Tulbaghia L.

Description of the genus

Herbs, smelling strongly of onions. Rootstock a rhizome or bulb. Flowers in umbels, subtended by 2 spathe-like bracts, borne on a solitary peduncle. Perianth segments united into a tube for about half their length; mouth of tube with a fleshy corona which is cylindric or composed of 3 free scales. Capsule loculicidal. Seeds numerous, triangular, black.

Derivation of name: After Rijk Tulbagh (1699-1771), a Dutch governor of the Cape of Good Hope

Worldwide: 22 species in tropical and South Africa

Botswana: 3 taxa.

Tulbaghia leucantha

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
acutiloba Harv.SE
alliacea (L.f.) Thunb.SEDescription, Image
leucantha BakerSEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Tulbaghia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Tulbaghia
Flora of Mozambique: Tulbaghia
Flora of Zambia: Tulbaghia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tulbaghia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Tulbaghia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tulbaghia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tulbaghia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tulbaghia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Tulbaghia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Tulbaghia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tulbaghia
JSTOR Plant Science: Tulbaghia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tulbaghia
Plants of the World Online: Tulbaghia
Tropicos: Tulbaghia
Wikipedia: Tulbaghia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Tulbaghia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=371, retrieved 22 September 2023

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