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Useful Tropical Plants

Albuca amboensis

(Schinz) Oberm.

Asparagaceae

+ Synonyms

Ornithogalum amboense Schinz

Common Name: Slime Lily

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General Information

Albuca amboensis is a perennial plant producing 3 - 4 leaves up to 22cm tall from an underground bulb around 3cm in diameter[
515
Title
Flora of Tropical Africa Vol 1 - 8
Publication
 
Author
Var
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L.Reeve & Co.; Ashford, Kent.
Year
1868 - 1917
ISBN
 
Description
Very little information on habitat, range and uses, but gives good descriptions of the plants. It can be downloaded from the internet.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

515
Title
Flora of Tropical Africa Vol 1 - 8
Publication
 
Author
Var
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L.Reeve & Co.; Ashford, Kent.
Year
1868 - 1917
ISBN
 
Description
Very little information on habitat, range and uses, but gives good descriptions of the plants. It can be downloaded from the internet.

Range

Southern Africa - Namibia, Botswana

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitBulb
Height0.18 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Albuca amboensis is found wild in the semi-arid subtropical to tropical regions of Namibia and Botswana. Growing in a mountainous region in Botswana, the plant is likely to experience frost.
Requires a sheltered position in full sun in a light well-drained soil[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Edible Uses

Leaves - raw. Used in salads[
177
Title
Plants for Human Consumption.
Publication
 
Author
Kunkel. G.
Publisher
Koeltz Scientific Books
Year
1984
ISBN
3874292169
Description
An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of Latin names with a brief list of edible parts.
].

Bulbs - raw. Used in salads[
177
Title
Plants for Human Consumption.
Publication
 
Author
Kunkel. G.
Publisher
Koeltz Scientific Books
Year
1984
ISBN
3874292169
Description
An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of Latin names with a brief list of edible parts.
]. The bulb is up to 3cm in diameter[
515
Title
Flora of Tropical Africa Vol 1 - 8
Publication
 
Author
Var
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L.Reeve & Co.; Ashford, Kent.
Year
1868 - 1917
ISBN
 
Description
Very little information on habitat, range and uses, but gives good descriptions of the plants. It can be downloaded from the internet.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Division of offsets when the plant is dormant
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