The Identity of Albuca bifolia (Hyacinthaceae), and the Description of Two Related New Species, A. anisocrispa and A. pseudobifolia, from Eastern Cape, South Africa

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2012
Authors:Martínez-Azorín, M., Crespo, M. B., Dold, A. P., Barker N. P.
Journal:Systematic Botany; Quarterly Journal of the American Society of Plant Taxonomists
Start Page:599
Date Published:2012
Keywords:Albany Centre of Endemism, Albuca, Eastern Cape, ecology, Ornithogaloideae, South Africa, taxonomy

Until now, Albuca bifolia Baker was poorly known. Plants fitting the original description of A. bifolia were found at the type locality near Grahamstown, South Africa, during extensive field work for a revision of the genus Albuca L. Here we provide new data and a detailed morphological description for this species. Furthermore two new species, Albuca anisocrispa sp. nov. and A. pseudobifolia sp. nov., both closely related to A. bifolia, are described here on the basis of floral, vegetative, ecological, and chorological data. Both new species are described in detail, and affinities and divergences with close allies are discussed.

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