Albuca prolifera J.H.Wilson (1898:396)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Ornithogalum bulbilliferum J.C.Manning & Goldblatt in Edinburgh J. Bot. 60: 547 (2003 publ. 2004)


Conservation Status

Missing (von Staden & Martínez-Azorín, 2012) or Extinct (POWO, 2024)

Last (and only) record: 1898 or before (von Staden & Martínez-Azorín, 2012)



Baakens River Valley, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Wilson, J. H. (1898). Albuca prolifera. The Gardeners' Chronicle 3(23): 396.


Other references:

Christenhusz, M. and Govaerts, R. (2023). Uitgestorven. Op plantenjacht rond de wereld: 1-511. Sterck & De Vreese.

Germishuizen, G. and Meyer, N. L. (eds.). (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

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.

Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

Le Roux, Johannes J., Hui, C., Castillo, M. L., Iriondo, J. M., Keet, J.-H., Khapugin, A. A., Médail, F., Rejmánek, M., Theron, G. Yannelli, F. A. and Hirsch, H. (2019). Recent Anthropogenic Plant Extinctions Differ in Biodiversity Hotspots and Coldspots. Current Biology 29(17): 2912-2918.e2.

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.

POWO. (2024). Plants of the World Online (online resource). Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom. Available at: [Accessed 13 May 2024]

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

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


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