|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2011|
|Authors:||Martínez-Azorín, M., Clark, V. R., Crespo, M. B., Dold, A. P., Barker N. P.|
|Journal:||NORDIC JOURNAL OF BOTANY|
|Type of Article:||Article|
Albuca tenuifolia Baker was described and illustrated in 1872 from South African material sent by Peter MacOwan to William Wilson Saunders in England, without a precise locality. Since then this species has been cited in later works although with many uncertainties. In addition, no type has been designated for this taxon. After field work in the Great Escarpment in South Africa, some populations of A. tenuifolia have been rediscovered growing in rocky places at high altitude. Data on morphology, ecology, and distribution are reported, and a lectotype and epitype are designated to fix the use of the name. Affinities with other species are also discussed.