1090.010 Ledebouria Roth

Description of the genus

Bulbous, perennial herbs, the bulbs never fibrous at apex. Leaves all basal, often with reddish or green spots or markings. Inflorescence axillary, flexuous to suberect. Bracts 1 or 2 per flower, not spurred. Flowers pink, pink-purple or white, often with greenish keels. Perianth segments spreading or recurved. Filaments free. Ovary conic, expanding to a wide base below which it contracts abruptly; ovules basal, 2 in each loculus. Fruit a loculicidal capsule. Seeds obovoid, reddish or yellowish brown, brown or black, shiny.

Derivation of name: after Carl Friedrich von Ledebour (1785-1851) German-Estonian botanist and professor of botany at Dorpat in Estonia.

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
buchananii (Baker) ??[End]SDescription
cordifolia (Baker) Stedje & ThulinN,S
revoluta (L.f.) JessopImage

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Ledebouria

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Wikipedia: Ledebouria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Ledebouria.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=352, retrieved 1 March 2024

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