Original Research

Thuranthos: notes on generic status, morphology, phenology and pollination biology

C. H. Stirton
Bothalia | Vol 12, No 1 | a1389 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v12i1.1389 | © 1976 C. H. Stirton | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 November 1976 | Published: 10 November 1976

About the author(s)

C. H. Stirton,, South Africa

Full Text:

PDF (1MB)

Abstract

The generic status of Thuranthos C. H. Wr. is discussed. A key separating the two species is provided. The genus is reported to occur in Natal for the first time. Field studies in Natal have yielded additional information on the habitat, phenology, fruit morphology and pollination biology of  T. macranthum (Bak.) C.H. Wr. Phalaenophily is reported for the second time in the South African Liliaceae. The relationship of T. macranthum with the moth  Diaphone eumela (Cramer)—Noctuidae, Hadeniae, is discussed.


Keywords

No related keywords in the metadata.

Metrics

Total abstract views: 2026
Total article views: 1841

 

Crossref Citations

1. POLLINATING SEED EATERS: WHY IS ACTIVE POLLINATION SO RARE?
Olle Pellmyr
Ecology  vol: 78  issue: 6  first page: 1655  year: 1997  
doi: 10.1890/0012-9658(1997)078[1655:PSEWIA]2.0.CO;2