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A new Cyrtanthus species(Amaryllidaceae: Cyrtantheae) endemic to the Albany Centre, Eastern Cape, South Africa

D. A. Snijman
Bothalia | Vol 33, No 2 | a442 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v33i2.442 | © 2003 D. A. Snijman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 September 2003 | Published: 09 September 2003

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D. A. Snijman, Compton Herbarium. National Botanical Institute, South Africa

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Abstract

Cyrtanthus macmasteri Snijman is a rare new species from the Albany Centre of endemism. Eastern Cape. South Africa. Most closely related to C.  galpinii Baker, and autumn-flowering species with a single or rarely-flowered inflorescence from the northern regions of southern Africa. C macmasteri is distinguished by a 3 to 6-flowered inflorescence. It grows on steep banks of the Great Kei River and its tributaries and flowers in summer.


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Amaryllidaceae. Eastern Cape; <i>Cyrtanthus</i> L.f.. new species. South Africa; transitional vegetation type

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