Albuca bracteata

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Albuca bracteata
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Genus: Albuca
Species: A. bracteata
Binomial name
Albuca bracteata
(Thunb.) J.C.Manning & Goldblatt

Ornithogalum bracteatum[1]
Ornithogalum caudatum[1]
Ornithogalum longebracteatum[2]

Albuca bracteata (syn. Ornithogalum longebracteatum[2]), known by the common names pregnant onion,[3] false sea onion,[4] and sea-onion,[5] is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae. It is native to South Africa (the Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal)[5] and tropical east Africa.[1] It is used as a houseplant.[3]


  1. ^ a b c von Staden, L. 2012. Albuca bracteata. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2013.1. Accessed on 02 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Ornithogalum longebracteatum", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2012-05-21 
  3. ^ a b Ornithogalum longibracteatum Jacquin. Plant Introductions of the Huntington Botanical Gardens.
  4. ^ Liepina, J. False Sea Onion. Zvaigzne ABC. ISBN 978-9984-40-610-7. 
  5. ^ a b Albuca bracteata. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN).