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Thuranthos: notes on generic status, morphology, phenology and pollination biology

C. H. Stirton
Bothalia | Vol 12, No 1 | a1389 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v12i1.1389 | © 1976 C. H. Stirton | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 November 1976 | Published: 10 November 1976

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The generic status of Thuranthos 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  T. macranthum (Bak.) C.H. Wr. Phalaenophily is reported for the second time in the South African Liliaceae. The relationship of T. macranthum with the moth  Diaphone eumela (Cramer)—Noctuidae, Hadeniae, is discussed.


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