Bulbine alooides

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Bulbine alooides (L.) Willd.

Asphodelaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: whorled
Leaves:

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: six-stellate
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: clump-forming

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Asparagales
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Bulbine alooides is a perennial.

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Naming

Bulbine alooides was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Carl Ludwig von Willdenow, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1809.

Taxonomy

Bulbine alooides is a species in the genus Bulbine which contains approximately 76 to 81 species and belongs to the family of the Asphodelaceae (Asphodelus Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have a clumpforming habit and reach heights of 20 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

Bulbine alooides has simple leaves that are whorled. The leaves are lanceolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Bulbine alooides produces racemes of yellow six-stellate flowers in April.

The perennials produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Bulbine alooides is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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