|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2011|
|Authors:||Martínez-Azorín, M, Crespo, MB, Dold, AP, Barker, NP|
|Date Published:||July 2011|
|Keywords:||Albuca bakeri sp. nov., Albuca caudata, distribution, taxonomy, typification|
The name Albuca caudata Jacq. has been widely misunderstood or even ignored since its description in 1791. After studying herbarium specimens and living populations in South Africa, plants fitting Jacquin´s concept of that species are found to be widely distributed in the Eastern Cape, mainly in the Albany centre of Endemism. Furthermore, some divergent specimens matching Baker´s concept of A. caudata are described as a new related species: A. bakeri. Data on typification, morphology, ecology, and distribution are reported for both taxa. Affinities and divergences with other close allies are also discussed.
The identity of Albuca caudata Jacq. (Hyacinthaceae) and a description of a new related species: A. bakeri