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A new species of Namaquanula (Amaryllidaceae: Amaryllideae) from Namibia with notes on the genus

D. A. Snijman
Bothalia | Vol 35, No 1 | a390 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v35i1.390 | © 2005 D. A. Snijman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 29 August 2005 | Published: 29 August 2005

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D. A. Snijman, Compton Herbarium. South African National Biodiversity Institute., South Africa

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Abstract

Namaquanula bruynsii Snijman. a rare species of Amaryllidaceae from the Landsberg in southern Namibia described here, is separated from N. bruce-bayeri by plane leaves, the absence of a perigone tube and the lack of a short adaxial hook at the base of each filament. Shared specialized characters are brittle, tan-coloured bulb tunics and short papillae at the base of each filament. A revised description of Namaquanula D.Müll.-Doblies & U.Müll.-Doblies is given and a key to the gen­era of Amaryllideae subtribe Strumariinae is provided.

 


Keywords

Amaryllidaceae; Amaryllideae. key to genera of Strumariinae. Namaquanula; D. Miill.-Doblies & U.Miill.-Doblies; new species; southern Namibia

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