Albuca 'Augrabies Hills'

Nhu Nguyen
Mon, 26 Mar 2012 23:00:36 PDT
Hi everyone,

I've been looking forward to comparing my plant to the description all day
and I finally did it. I have a plant that is in bloom (and bursting out of
its pot with its many many pups). The description matches very well, except
that a few characters were a little larger. It took me a while to figure
out what one "line" is equals to. It turns out that one line is 1/12 of an
inch or 2.1mm - the Wikipedia article was a bit ambiguous.

So, I am happy to apply the name Albuca polyphylla Baker to the plant we
all have been calling Albuca sp. Augrabies (or Aughrabies) Hills. It's
really great to finally be able to have a name for this widely grown plant.
Thanks to all who helped us get to this point.


On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 9:50 AM, Nhu Nguyen <> wrote:

> I found the 1874 publication on this species. If you have the "Augrabies
> Hills" plants blooming perhaps you can see if they match these descriptions
> and tell us what you find. I find his distribution info a little confusing.

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