Bulbine abyssinica A. Rich.

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Bulbine abyssinica

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Mt Nyangani, Nyanga

Bulbine abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Nyangani, Nyanga

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Synonyms:
Common names: Bushy bulbine (English)
Frequency:
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.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: abyssinica: of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Habitat: In grassland, in shallow soil overlying rock, woodland and along seepage areas, often in small colonies.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa
Botswana distribution: SE
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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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).

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.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bulbine abyssinica
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bulbine abyssinica
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bulbine abyssinica
Plants of the World Online: Bulbine abyssinica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Bulbine abyssinica
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Wikipedia: Bulbine abyssinica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Bulbine abyssinica.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113150, retrieved 17 September 2019

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