New combinations in Drimia Jacq. ex Wild. (Hyacinthaceae: Urgineoideae) and an updated key to the southern African species

Authors

  • John Manning Compton Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa; Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2886-8787

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.38201/btha.abc.v52.i1.2

Keywords:

Nomenclature, New combinations, Systematics, Thuranthos

Abstract

Five species recently described in the genus Geschollia Speta (Hyacinthaceae:
Urgineoideae) are transferred to Drimia Jacq. ex Willd. as D. brachyandra
(Mart.-Azorín et al.) J.C.Manning & Goldblatt, D. globuligera (Mart.-Azorín et al.)
J.C.Manning & Goldblatt, D. longipedicellata (Mart.-Azorín et al.) J.C.Manning
& Goldblatt and D. prolifera (Mart.-Azorín et al.) J.C.Manning & Goldblatt, with
the new name D. zebrinella J.C.Manning & Goldblatt provided for G. zebrina
Mart.-Azorín et al. since that epithet is pre-occupied in Drimia. Austronea patersoniae Schönl. ex Mart.-Azorín et al. is treated as a synonym of D. chalumnensis A.P.Dold & E.Brink. The two names Urginea amboensis Baker and Albuca reflexa K.Krause & Dinter are formally placed in synonymy under Drimia zambesiaca (Baker) J.C.Manning & Goldblatt to accord with the current taxonomy. The recently described monotypic genus Triandra Mart.-Azorín et al. is also included in Drimia and the necessary transfer of T. pellabergensis Mart.-Azorín et al. to Drimia is effected, along with the second known locality for the species, representing a significant range extension. A total of 80 species of Drimia are now recognised in southern Africa. Updated identification keys to the species in sections Capitatae, Ledebouriopsis, Macrocentrae, Physodia and Thuranthos are provided. 

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Published

2022-03-07

How to Cite

Manning, J. (2022). New combinations in Drimia Jacq. ex Wild. (Hyacinthaceae: Urgineoideae) and an updated key to the southern African species . Bothalia, African Biodiversity & Conservation, 52(1). https://doi.org/10.38201/btha.abc.v52.i1.2