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Clivia mirabilis (Amaryllidaceae: Haemantheae) a new species from Northern Cape, South Africa

J. P. Rourke
Bothalia | Vol 32, No 1 | a455 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v32i1.455 | © 2002 J. P. Rourke | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 September 2002 | Published: 11 September 2002

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J. P. Rourke, Compton Herbarium. National Botanical Institute, South Africa

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Abstract

Clivia mirabilis Rourke is a new pendulous tubular-flowered species from Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve in Northern Cape. Its distribution area is some 800 km outside the previously accepted range of the genus Clivia. This sun-tolerant species is adapted to an arid Mediterranean climate, producing vegetative growth in winter and maturing its seeds rapidly in late summer/early autumn to synchronize with the arrival of winter rains.

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Amaryllidaceae; arid Mediterranean climate. <i>Clivia</i> Lindl.. new species. Northern Cape

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