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<i>Thuranthos</i>: notes on generic status, morphology, phenology and pollination biology

By C. H. Stirton


<p>The generic status of <em>Thuranthos</em> C. H. Wr. is discussed. A key separating the two species is provided. The genus is reported to occur in Natal for the first time. Field studies in Natal have yielded additional information on the habitat, phenology, fruit morphology and pollination biology of  <em>T. macranthum</em> (Bak.) C.H. Wr. Phalaenophily is reported for the second time in the South African Liliaceae. The relationship of <em>T. macranthum</em> with the moth  Diaphone eumela (Cramer)—Noctuidae, Hadeniae, is discussed.</p

Topics: General. Including nature conservation, geographical distribution, QH1-199.5
Publisher: AOSIS
Year: 1976
DOI identifier: 10.4102/abc.v12i1.1389
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:91fcdbf73401489282521244c3e98cbc
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