Albuca 'Augrabies Hills'

Nhu Nguyen
Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:50:30 PDT
Hi everyone,

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.

Gard. Chron. 1874: 471

A native of the eastern provinces of the Cape of Good Hope,
sent to the Royal gardens at Kew by Mr. MacOwan in 1872,
 and flowered there in March,1874.

Bulb ovoid, 1.5—2 inches in diameter. Leaves
12 — 15, cotemporary with the flowers, subulate,
bright green, rather fleshy in texture, quite glabrous,
spreading falcately in a rosette from the crown of the
bulb, 2 — 3 inches long, about half a line thick. Scape
firm, terete, glaucous, half a foot high. Corymb
erect, 3 — 4 flowered in the present specimens, the
ascending pedicels 3—12 lines long, the lanceolate
bracts 3—4 lines long. Perianth 8—9 lines long, the
oblong segments 2—3 lines broad, with a broad many-
nerved keel of green, margined on each side with
pure white, the three inner ones, as in the other
species, broader than the outer, and distinctly cucul-
late at the tip. Filaments white, flattened, rather
shorter than the segments, all bearing anthers, but
those of the inner decidedly smaller than those of the
outer three. Style triquetrous, as long as the ovary.

A well-marked new type, like fastigiata and caudata in the flowers, but
those are plants with flat
lorate leaves, a foot or more long, and half to 1 inch
broad. J. G. B.

Happy identification.

On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 7:11 PM, Hannon <> wrote:

> So we can say this is *Albuca polyphylla*, wherever it may be from?

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