<i>Albuca</i><i>crispa</i> and <i>A. grandis</i> (Hyacinthaceae: Omithogaloideae), two new species of subgenus <i>Albuca</i>, the rediscovery of <i>A. albucoides</i> (sub­ genus <i>Osmyne</i>), and the identity of <i>A. reflexa</i>

Bothalia: African Biodiversity & Conservation. 2009;39(2):153-163 DOI 10.4102/abc.v39i2.241


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Journal Title: Bothalia: African Biodiversity & Conservation

ISSN: 0006-8241 (Print); 2311-9284 (Online)

Publisher: AOSIS

Society/Institution: South African National Biodiversity Institute

LCC Subject Category: Science: Natural history (General): General. Including nature conservation, geographical distribution

Country of publisher: South Africa

Language of fulltext: English

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J. C. Manning (Compton Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute)
P. Goldblatt (B.A. Krukoff Curator o f African Botany. Missouri Botanical Garden)


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Albuca crispa is a new species of section Falconera series Trianthera with crispulate leaves from the Great Karoo, known  at least since 1947 but overlooked until now. A second new species. A grandis. from the southwestern Cape was previously included in  A. fragrans Jacq. (section  Falconera series  Falconera). It is a robust species that flowers in winter and early spring and the styles are rugulose with ± isodiametric epidermal cells, unlike typical  A. fragrans which is a more slender species flowering in early summer and with derived, smooth styles with fusiform epidermal cells. The recent discovery of a flowering population matching the type of A. albucoides (Aiton) J.C.Manning & Goldblatt (subgenus Osmyne) allows for a full description and illustration of this poorly know n and taxonomically neglected species that has often been included in A. suaveolens (Jacq.) J.C.Manning & Goldblatt. Lastly, examination of the type  of A. reflexa Krause & Dinter from Namibia shows it to be conspecific w ith Drimia indica (Roxb.) Jessop.