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<i>Albuca</i><i>crispa</i> and <i>A. grandis</i> (Hyacinthaceae: Omithogaloideae), two new species of subgenus <i>Albuca</i>, the rediscovery of <i>A. albucoides</i> (sub­ genus <i>Osmyne</i>), and the identity of <i>A. reflexa</i>

By J. C. Manning and P. Goldblatt

Abstract

<p><em>Albuca</em> <strong>crispa </strong>is a new species of section <em>Falconera</em> series <em>Trianthera</em> with crispulate leaves from the Great Karoo, known  at least since 1947 but overlooked until now. A second new species. A<strong> grandis</strong>. from the southwestern Cape was previously included in  A. fragrans Jacq. (section  <em>Falconera</em> series  <em>Falconera</em>). It is a robust species that flowers in winter and early spring and the styles are rugulose with ± isodiametric epidermal cells, unlike typical  <em>A. fragrans</em> which is a more slender species flowering in early summer and with derived, smooth styles with fusiform epidermal cells. The recent discovery of a flowering population matching the type of <em>A. albucoides</em> (Aiton) J.C.Manning &amp; Goldblatt (subgenus <em>Osmyne</em>) allows for a full description and illustration of this poorly know n and taxonomically neglected species that has often been included in <em>A. suaveolens </em>(Jacq.) J.C.Manning &amp; Goldblatt. Lastly, examination of the type  of A. <em>reflexa</em> Krause &amp; Dinter from Namibia shows it to be conspecific w ith <em>Drimia indica</em> (Roxb.) Jessop.</p

Topics: Albuca L., Drimia Jacq., Hyacinthaceae, Omithogaloideae, South Africa, taxonomy, Urgineoideae, General. Including nature conservation, geographical distribution, QH1-199.5
Publisher: AOSIS
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.4102/abc.v39i2.241
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:05933876b5314f3baf003b25f48da185
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