Albuca longipes

Albuca longipes Baker is a wide spread species that grows in dry silty loam to clay soils from the Richtersveld and the Western Karoo, to the Cape Peninsula to Willowmore in winter rainfall areas. It has a few erect channeled leaves that are usually dry at flowering in late spring and white erect flowers with green keels. The hooded inner tepals have golden yellow tips. Flowers are 20 to 25 mm across and plants grow to about 30 cm. Photo 1 was taken by Alan Horstmann. Photo 2 was taken in the Cederberg by Mary Sue Ittner October 2006. Photos 3-4 were taken by Andrew Harvie near Springbok in Namaqualand. The last photo from the book Plants of the Klein Karoo courtesy of Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-Vlok.

Albuca longipes, Alan HorstmannAlbuca longipes, Mary Sue IttnerAlbuca longipes, Namaqualand, Andrew HarvieAlbuca longipes, Namaqualand, Andrew HarvieAlbuca longipes, Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-Vlok

The photos below taken by Andrew Harvie in the De Hoop Nature Reserve have been tentatively identified as this species.

Albuca longipes, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Andrew HarvieAlbuca longipes, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Andrew Harvie

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