Scilla ledienii Engl.
  • Gartenflora 38: 153 (1889) 

Notes: Distribution: Zaïre

General Description

Bulb globose, 1 in. diam. Leaves 5–6, lanceolate, glaucous, 1/2–1 ft. long, 1/2–1 in. broad, rooting at the tip, spotted with green and near the base on the back with claret-brown. Peduncle spotted, 1/2 ft. long. Raceme moderately dense, 3 in. long; pedicels very short; bracts minute, ovate. Perianth campanulate, greenish, 1/4 in. long; segments linear from an ovate base, reflexing in the upper half. Stamens distinctly shorter than the perianth.


Southern bank of the River Congo, near Musumbi, on marshy plains, 600 ft. above the river, Ledien.


in Gartenfl. 1889, t. 1294.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Africa West-Central Tropical Africa Zaire


  • 1 Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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Flora of Tropical Africa
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WCS higher taxonomy
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