Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
revoluta
NOTES

A bulbous plant with spreading, firm, red spotted leaves in a basal rosette. Grows to 15 cm. The bulb scales make threads when torn. The flowering stem is often lax or prostrate


AUTHORITY
(L.f.) Jessop
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Purple and green flowers in racemes. The flowers are nodding on long pedicels and the tepals are recurved. The filaments are purple
Colour: Green
Notes: Flowers are partly purple
Colour: Purple
Common Name
African squill
Common ledebouria
Wavy leaved ledebouria
Habitat
NOTES: Grows on the bush fringes
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Skin treatments
Bulbs are used
Wound treatments
Bulbs are used
Lumbago
Bulbs are used
Charms
Used as charms against lightning
Animal treatments
Used to treat gall sickness in animals
Toxicity
Known to contain toxic principles
Months
December
January
Synonyms for Species
Drimia revoluta
Scilla albomarginata
Scilla asperifolia
Scilla carnosula
Scilla lancaeafolia



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