Albuca bruce-bayeri

Albuca bruce-bayeri U.Müll.-Doblies is native only to the Little Karoo of the Western Cape. The species was named for Bruce Martin Bayer, the curator of the Karoo Garden at Worcester 1969-1987. It is similar to A. hallii, but the scape is completely glabrous, tepals are 13-17 mm long, greenish glaucous. The leaves have sessile and sticky glands, are green and strongly corkscrewed starting from the base of the leaves. Plants flower in the autumn along with the leaves. Photos 1-3 were taken by Susan Hayek. Photo 4 was taken by Uluwehi Knecht, showing the leaves with sand grains sticking to the sessile glands.

Albuca bruce-bayberi, Susan HayekAlbuca bruce-bayberi, Susan HayekAlbuca bruce-bayberi, Susan HayekAlbuca bruce-bayeri, Uluwehi Knecht

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