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Accepted Scientific Name: Albuca concordiana Baker
Rec. Albany Mus. 1: 93 1903.
Origin and Habitat: Southeastern Namibia, Bushmanland through Namaqualand to Clanwilliam, Hantam Plateau, Roggeveld, Tanqua Karoo and Little Karoo to Uniondale.
Habitat and ecology: This small summer dormant bulb comes from the winter rainfall regions of southwestern Africa where it grows on stony flats among various kinds of scrub in hot, dry conditions. The species is not considered threatened in its habitat early in the twenty first century.
Albuca concordiana Baker
Rec. Albany Mus. 1: 93 1903.
- Albuca concordiana Baker
- Coilonox concordianum (Baker) Speta
- Ornithogalum concordianum (Baker) U.Müll.-Doblies & D.Müll.-Doblies
- Albuca aperta I.Verd.
- Ornithogalum apertum (I.Verd.) Oberm.
- Albuca pruinosa Dinter
Description: Albuca aperta (Ornithogalum apertum) is a charming little bulb that is is easy to cultivate. It is a winter grower and flowers in spring with green striped yellow flowers coming from the side of the flower stalk. It is distinguished by corkscrew-coiled leaves. The leaves usually curl better if given good light. Albuca aperta is generally included within (as a synonym of) Albuca concordiana, suggesting that there is not really a fundamental difference between the two.
For more details see: Albuca concordiana.
Bibliography: Major references and further lectures
1) Friedrich Karl Georg Fedde “Repertorium novarum specierum regni vegetabilis”, Volume 3 Selbstverlag des Herausgebers, 1907
2) Pacific Bulb Society “Albuca concordiana” web <http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Albuca_concordiana>
3) International Succulent Introductions, Plant Introductions of the Huntington Botanical Gardens “ISI 2012-10. Albuca concordiana Baker” Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 84 (2), March - April, 2012, web: [http://www.huntington.org/botanicaldiv/ISI2003/isi/2003-37.html]
4) Thabo Maphisa “Albuca concordiana leaves” Operation Wildflower web: http://www.operationwildflower.org.za/index.php/albums/genera-a-f/albuca/albuca-concordiana-thabo-9-4818
5) Vlok, J. and Schutte-Vlok, A.L. “Plants of the Klein Karoo”. Umdaus Press, Hatfield 2010.
6) Klopper, R. & Victor, J.E. “Albuca concordiana Baker. National Assessment”: Red List of South African Plants version 2015.1. Accessed on 2017/01/24 2005.
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Cultivation and Propagation: See Albuca concordiana.
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