Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Albuca
Family: Hyacinthaceae (Monocotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
bracteata
NOTES

A plant to 1.5 m with spreading leaves and a large greenish-white bulb which often sticks out above the ground.


AUTHORITY
(Thunb.) J.C.Manning & Goldblatt
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: White flowers with a wide green central band. Flowers in a tall raceme. Has long, brown, attenuate bracts
Colour: Green
Notes: White flowers
Colour: White
Common Name
Pregnant onion
Habitat
NOTES: Grows in the shade
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Charms
The bulbs are used as charms to protect the house and as protection against evil spirits.
Toxicity
All parts of the plant are toxic to animals. Bulbs contain cardiac poisons and the sap causes itching
Months
September
October
November
December
Synonyms for Species
Ornithogalum caudatum
Ornithogalum longibracteatum



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