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.

Distribution

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

Literature

in Gartenfl. 1889, t. 1294.

Distribution Map

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

  Bibliography

  • 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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Flora of Tropical Africa. Published on the Internet; http://apps.kew.org/efloras/
WCS higher taxonomy
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