Duthiastrum linifolium

Duthiastrum linifolium (E.Phillips) M.P.de Vos, J. S. African Bot. 41: 91 (1975).

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Homotypic Names:
  • Syringodea linifolia E.Phillips, Ann. S. African Mus. 9: 125 (1913).
  • Duthiella linifolia (E.Phillips) M.P.de Vos, J. S. African Bot. 40: 306 (1974).

  • Basionym/Replaced Synonym


as Syringodea linifolia E.Phillips, Ann. S. African Mus. 9: 125 (1913). Syringodea linifolia, Phillips, sp. nov. Folia 4-12 cm. longa, 1-5-3 mm. lata, linearia, apice acuta, glabra. Tubus perianthii angustato-cylindricus, 4-5 cm. longus; lobi 2-5 cm. longi, elliptici, apice subobtusi. Filamenta 5 mm. longa, linearia; antherae 6 mm. longae, lineares, basi sagittatae. Ovarium 9 mm. longum, 4 mm. latum, oblongum ; stylus 5 - 5 cm. longus ; rami 3 mm. longi, lineares, apice glandulosi. Without Collector's name or locality in Herb. Musei Austro-Afric. (This may possibly be one of Leipoldt's specimens from Clanwilliam. — E. P. P.)

Bulb not seen. Plant about 7 cm. high. Leaves 6-8, 4-12 cm. long, 1-5-3 mm. broad, linear, acute, membranous and clasping at the base, prominently 5-nerved, glabrous, the margins membranous near the base and sometimes crisped. Perianth 6 cm. long; tube narrow-cylindric, 4*5 cm. long; lobes 2\5 cm. long, elliptic, sub-obtuse. Filaments 5 mm. long, linear ; anthers 6 mm. long, linear, sagittate at the base. Ovary 9 mm. long, 4 mm. broad, oblong, membranous ; style 5*5 cm. long, linear-filiform ; style-branches 3 mm. long, linear, slightly broadened above, papillose at the apex.
Quite distinct from any other species in the genus.

-- BobPries - 04 Feb 2019
Topic revision: r2 - 19 Feb 2019, BobPries
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