Original Research

Four new species and one new subspecies of Lachenalia (Hyacinthaceae) from arid areas of South Africa

G. D. Duncan
Bothalia | Vol 26, No 1 | a682 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v26i1.682 | © 1996 G. D. Duncan | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 October 1996 | Published: 08 October 1996

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G. D. Duncan, National Botanical Institute. Kirstenbosch, South Africa

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Four new species of Lachenalia are described: L. karooica W.F.Barker ex G.D.Duncan from the Great Karoo and southwestern Free State, L. perryae G.D.Duncan from the Little Karoo and southern Cape, as well as L neilii W.F.Barker ex G.D.Duncan and L. alba W.F.Barker ex G.D.Duncan, both from the Nieuwoudtville-Calvinia District of the Northern Cape. In addition, a newsubspecies, L. marginata W.F.Barker subsp. neglecta Schltr. ex G.D.Duncan is described from the Western Cape.


Hyacinthaceae; Lachenalia; new species; new subspecies; South Africa


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