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A revision of Ledebouria(Hyacinthaceae) in South Africa. 2. Two new species, L. crispa and L. parvifolia, and L. macowanii re-instated

S. Venter, T. J. Edwards
Bothalia | Vol 28, No 2 | a635 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v28i2.635 | © 1998 S. Venter, T. J. Edwards | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 October 1998 | Published: 06 October 1998

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S. Venter, Part of this research was undertaken at the Department of Botany, South Africa
T. J. Edwards, Department of Botany, University of Natal, South Africa

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Two endemic Ledebouria Roth species are described with notes, diagnostic characters, distributions and alliances. L. crispa appears to be allied to L. socialis (Baker) Jessop with which it shares densely gregarious, epigeal bulbs and L. undulata (Jacq.) Jessop of the Northern and Western Cape which shares crispate leaf margins.  L parvifolia is endemic to Mpumalanga (eastern Transvaal) and was recorded from a single locality near Graskop; it differs from L. cooperi (Hook.f.)Jessop in having hairy upper leaf surfaces. L  macowanii (Baker) S.Venter is re instated; it is distinguished from L. cooperi by its tightly clasping bulb scales and single cataphyll.


Hyacinthaceae; Ledebouria; new combination; new species; South Africa; taxonomy


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