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  Albuca namaquensis Baker
  Family Name : Asparagaceae

  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Succulent Plant
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Plant Shape :
      Fountain (Palm-like)
      Maximum Height :
      0.3 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      South Africa
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial (Inland Cliff)
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Desert / Arid
      Local Conservation Status :
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Succulent plant up to 0.3 m tall.
      Foliage: The foliage resembles that of green onion leaves except they are much more narrow and coiled at the tip.
      Stems: The stem is a round, green bulb that occurs aboveground.
      Flowers: The daffodil-like, nodding flowers are composed of 6 greenish yellow tepals (the collection of petals and sepals which also look like petals). The 3 outer tepals are spread out radially, while the 3 inner tepals join together to form a tube-like structure.  
      Fruits: The dry, dehiscent fruit is known as a capsule and has 3 lobes. It contains shiny, black seeds.
      Similar :
      This species is sometimes confused with Albuca spiralis, because both species can have coiled, strand-like leaves.
      Cultivation :
      The strand-like leaves of Albuca namaquensis become coiled at the tips when the plant is exposed to bright light and dry soil conditions.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils, Low Humidity / Aircon
      Landscape Uses :
      Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Rockery / Desert Garden
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Little Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth, Hairy / Hirsute, Rough, Scaly
      Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) :
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage
      Foliar Margin :
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Foliar Base :
      Truncate / Square
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Yellow / Golden
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Flower Symmetry :
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Campaulate / Bell-shaped
      Inflorescence Type :
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Dehiscent Dry Fruit
      Mature Seed Colour(s) :
      Mature Seed Texture(s) :
      Glossy / Shiny

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