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Origin and Habitat: Albuca dilucula grows in the Northern Cape and the Western Cape to the western Karoo of South Africa.
Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in dry areas.
Description: Albuca dilucula (syn. Coilonox diluculum, Ornithogalum diluculum) is a very attractive species that grows to 25 cm tall. It has a solitary boat-shaped, blue leaf with wavy, leather-like margins. It has yellow-green slightly nodding flowers with greyish green keels. It is a winter grower and the leaf is shed in summer. The leaf is dry at flowering. Flowering time is in spring.
Bibliography: Major references and further lectures
1) Pacific Bulb Society contributors "Albuca dilucula" Pacific Bulb Society Wiki <http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Albuca_dilucula> version August 16, 2015, at 06:33 AM Web. 8 October 2017.
2) Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. "Red data list of southern African plants". Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
Albuca dilucula Photo by: © Plantemania
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