Albuca flaccida

Albuca flaccida

Scientific name

Albuca flaccida is a bulb that comes up only in winter. Albuca genus is known as slime lilies because some of the species excrete a slimy residue on their leaves. The leaves range from broader strappy blades to thin grass-like blades. Flowers are yellow to white with distinctive tepal formation in that the inner 3 tepals remain closed and the flowers tend to droop. It was previously known as Albuca mater-familias and Ornithogalum flaccidum.

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

Albuca flaccida is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos

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