Albuca nana Schönland, 1912



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Ornithogalum parvum J.C.Manning & Goldblatt


Conservation Status


Last record: 1911

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Redhouse, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Schönland, S. (1912). The species of Albuca found in the neighbourhood of Port Elizabeth (with descriptions of 2 new species). Albany Museum Records II(IV): 259-263.


Other references:

Germishuizen, G., Meyer, N.L., Steenkamp, Y. and Keith, M. (eds). 2006. A Checklist of South African Plants. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 41. SABONET, Pretoria.

Manning, J.C., Forest, F., Devey, D.S., Fay, M.F. and Goldblatt, P. 2009. A molecular phylogeny and revised classification of Ornithogaloideae (Hyacinthaceae) based on an analysis of four plastid DNA regions. Taxon 58(1): 77-107.

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. (eds). 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

von Staden, L. and Martínez-Azorín, M. (2012). Albuca nana Schönland. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/05/30

von Staden, L. and Martínez-Azorín, M. (2016). Albuca nana. (errata version published in 2017) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T103636653A110380358. Downloaded on 30 May 2017.


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