“Ledebouria” Genus

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There are 56 species in this genus, which is a native of Africa, Madagascar, the Arabian Peninsula, Srilanka, and India. These plants are found all over Africa except North Africa. It was named after Carl Friedrich von Ledebour who was a 19th Century German-Estonian botanist.

Plants in this genus are bulbous, with leaves of various shapes, colors, and textures. The leaves are primarily lance-shaped and glossy. The range of plant sizes across various species starts from tiny and novel to relatively large plants suitable for outdoor garden growth. Many of the species in the genus have no stems. They are characterized by rosettes that begin right from the base.

Rosettes vary in leaf density in various species. Some of the plants have many leaves, while others have fewer. Some of their leaves have spots, and the density of leaf spots also varies from species to species and sometimes in different plants in a species. These leaves also may have pustules, hairs, and pits. They come in different hues of green, but they may have other colors based on their exposure to the sun.

They have several inflorescences in a single plant from where bloom small flowers of various colors based on species. 

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