Albuca bracteata (Thunb.) J.C.Manning & Goldblatt

Pregnant Onion, False Sea Onion

Family: Asparagaceae

Genus: Albuca

Category: Bulb

Zones: 9 to 11

Size: To 5' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Green-white star-shaped flowers on spikes in clusters. Strap-like basal foliage.


Published in Taxon 58: 93 in 2009.

Basionym Ornithogalum bracteatum Thunb.

Synonym Ornithogalum scilloides Jacq. published in Pl. Rar. Hort. Schoenbr. 1: 46 t. 88 in 1797.

Native to South Africa and East Africa.


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