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Manfreda longiflora (Longflower tuberose)
Cliffe, Harry

Manfreda longiflora

Manfreda longiflora (Rose) Verh-Will.

Longflower Tuberose, Amole De RO, Runyon's Huaco

Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)

Synonym(s): Polianthes runyonii, Runyonia longiflora

USDA Symbol: malo

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Root Type: Fibrous , Tuberous
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Margin: Entire
Inflorescence: Raceme
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Perianth is greenish-white when young and turns dark red as it ages.



From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Texas Master Naturalists - Lost Pines Chapter - Bastrop, TX
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Manfreda longiflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Manfreda longiflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Manfreda longiflora


Record Modified: 2010-07-14
Research By: DEW

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