Albuca foetida

Albuca foetida U.Müll.-Doblies is native to Steinkopf in Namaqualand south to Worcester and east to Prince Albert. In general appearance it is very similar to A. spiralis but the glandular hairs only appear in the upper margins of the leaves. The glandular hairs can also be found on the bracts and all the way up the peduncle. Apart from these characters, the glands produce an unpleasant smell, hence the species epithet foetida. The photos below were taken by Nhu Nguyen.

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The photos below by Nhu Nguyen show close-ups of the flowers.

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