Nomenclatural Change

Lectotypification of Kniphofia pauciflora Baker (Asphodelaceae: Asphodeloideae)

Himansu Baijnath, Syd Ramdhani
Bothalia | Vol 44, No 1 | a151 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v44i1.151 | © 2014 Himansu Baijnath, Syd Ramdhani | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 April 2014 | Published: 12 November 2014

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Himansu Baijnath, School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus, South Africa
Syd Ramdhani, School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus, South Africa


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Abstract

Background: Problems amongst the syntypes and duplicates were noted for the critically endangered Kniphofia pauciflora Baker.

Objective: To resolve the typification of K. pauciflora.

Method: Literature and specimens (including type material) were examined from relevant herbaria.

Results: Lectotypification was necessary in this case. The lectotype designated was Wood 1096 (K) from ‘Natal, Claremont flat’ [KwaZulu-Natal, Clairmont flat]. This was undertaken to specify a single type specimen and to clarify the status of the duplicates. Also included is an account of the last remaining population of K. pauciflora at the Clairwood Racecourse, Durban, South Africa.

Conclusion: The lectotype was designated as Wood 1096 (K).


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