Ledebouria revoluta (L.f.) Jessop
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Ledebouria revoluta (L.f.) Jessop. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000686873. Accessed on: 08 Jul 2020'

Morphology

Ovary ± 1 mm. long; style 2-5 mm. long.

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    Capsule subglobose or sometimes schizocarpous.

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    Seeds ± 3 per capsule, 3-4 mm. long.

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    Flowers greenish to pink or purple.

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    Inflorescence 3-25 cm., lax to dense, with up to ± 100 flowers; pedicels 2-9 mm.

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    Filaments filiform.

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    Perianth-segments 3-8 mm. long.

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    Leaves narrowly to broadly lanceolate, 5-35 cm. long, 1.1-6 cm. wide, often with purple spots or irregular blotches, rarely with a pseudopetiole, up to 7 cm. long.

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    Plants small to relatively robust, 9-45 cm.

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    Geophyte, up to 200 mm tall. Bulbs 25-75 mm long. Leaves 4-8, appressed to ground, ovate to lanceolate, rarely longer than 150 mm, up to 30 mm broad. Inflorescence usually suberect. Flowers mauve-purple.

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    Bulbs 25-75 mm long; the outer scales often dark and glossy or with pink, often in the form of speckling, especially in the upper parts. Leaves 4-8, appressed to the ground, spreading or suberect, often not developing very far before flowering, but rarely over 150 mm long, up to 30 mm broad, ovate to lanceolate, usually attenuate; linear to linear-lanceolate in the early stages of leaf growth. Inflorescence suberect or suberect in the distal half and spreading in the lower half, usually with fewer than 100 flowers.

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    Bulbous geophyte to 15 cm, scales producing fine threads when torn. Leaves ascending, lanceolate, firm, spotted with red, margin hyaline, often slightly crisped and ciliolate. Flowers in broad racemes, purple and greenish, pedicels longer than flowers.

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    Geophyte, up to 200 mm high. Bulb ovoid, scales firm, dark and glossy, not yellowish. Leaves 4-8, variously spreading; blade ovate to narrowly ovate, rarely longer than 150 mm, up to 30 mm wide. Flowers: inflorescence usually suberect; perianth mauve-purple; Sep.-Feb.

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    Habitat

    Grassland.

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    Stony slopes.

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    Dry Grassland; Mesic Grassland. Grassland.

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    Distribution

    Occurs generally from Greyton through the belt between the karoo and the sea into KwaZulu-Natal and the northern provinces [as 'Transvaal'], but rare west of Port Elizabeth. Also recorded from Namibia [as 'S.W.A.'] and the Free State [as 'O.F.S.'].

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    Swellendam to Riversdale, E southern Africa to India.

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    Synonyms

      Bibliography

    • 1 Thulin, Fl. Somalia 4: 55 (1995).
    • 2 Jessop in Journ. S. Afr. Bot. 36: 255 (1970).
    • 3 Hyacinthaceae, Brita Stedje, Ph.D. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1996
    • 4 Herman, PPJ; Retief, E. 1997. Plants of thenorthern provinces of South Africa: keys and diagnostic characters. Strelitzia 6: 1 - 681. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 5 J. S. African Bot.
    • 6 Jessop, JP. 1970. Studies in the bulbous Liliaceae: 1. Scilla, Schizocarphus and Ledebouria. J. S. African Bot. 36(4): 233 - 266.
    • 7 Manning, JC; Goldblatt, P; Snijman, DA. 2012. Hyacinthaceae: Ledebouria Roth. 111 - 112. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 8 Retief, E; Meyer, NL. 2017. Hyacinthaceae. In: E Retief & NL Meyer (eds), Plants of the Free State: Inventory and identification guide. Strelitzia 38: 907 - 925. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

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