Albuca 'Augrabies Hills'

Monica Swartz
Sun, 25 Mar 2012 08:10:19 PDT
The Albuca Roy collected at Uniondale distributed as seed in BX 209 
(and as bulbs in BX 178 and 287) are blooming for the first time now, 
and indeed as Roy stated the flowers look the same as pictured for 
Albuca "Augrabies Hills". However, the leaves look different from the 
plants pictured. The Uniondale Albuca have darker green leaves that 
are distinctly channelled for much of their length (not terete as 
described on the Wiki). The channelled part of the smooth fleshy 
leaves are lighter color, giving the leaf a distinct bicolored 
appearance. I believe that the Uniondale plants are likely a 
different species. m
Dr. Monica Swartz
Executive Director, Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve
Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences
St. Edward's University
3001 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704-6489

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