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Kamiesbergia, a new monotypic genus of the Amaryllideae-Strumariinae (Amaryllidaceae) from the north-western Cape

D. A. Snijman
Bothalia | Vol 21, No 2 | a871 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v21i2.871 | © 1991 D. A. Snijman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 October 1991 | Published: 15 October 1991

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

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Kamiesbergia Snijman is a new monotypic genus from raised granite outcrops in the north-western Cape. A member of the subtribe Strumariinae of the Amaryllideae, it is most closely related to  Hessea Herb, and  Namaquanula D. & U. Miiller-Doblies. The dissimilar inner and outer stamens, the uniquely club-shaped inner filaments and the novel insertion of the filament in the proximal quarter of the anther connective are the main apomorphies of the genus. The number of rare and monotypic genera of Amaryllidaceae in this region is comparable to that of Andean South America.


Amaryllidaceae. Amaryllideae; new genus; north-western Cape. South Africa


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