Ennealophus fimbriata Ravenna

Ennealophus fimbriatus Ravenna, Wrightia 7: 232 (1983).

Original description in Wrightia, vol.7 no.3, p.232, 1984

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Original description in Wrightia, vol.7 no.3, p.232, 1984

Ennealophus fimbriatus Ravenna , sp. nov. of the Iridaceae is described from northern Argentina. The species is closely allied to E. euryandrus (Gris.) Rav., both representing a new subgenus, namely Actine Rav., subgen. nov.

Ennealophus fimbriatus Ravenna, sp. nov. Fig. 65.

Planta ad 40-45 cm. alta. Bulbus ovato-oblongus ad 25 mm. longus circ. 9 mm. latus tunicis fusco ochraceis obtectus. Folia basalia dua vel unicum ensiformia flaccida viridi-glaucescentia sursum attentuata ad 25-35 cm. longa circ. 16-20 mm. lata. Caulis floriferus flexuosus inferne folio basalibus simili superne bractea unica instructus. Spathae saepe duae bivalvatae; valvae inaequilongae membranaceae marcescentes ad anthesin divergentes circ. 12 et 16 mm. longae respective. Inflorescentia 6-12-flora. Alabastri extra spatham longe producti. Pedicelli leviter complanati ad 16-30 mm. longi. Ovarium clavatum ad 4.5 mm. longum circ. 2 mm. latum. Perigonium pallide violaceum ad 36-40 mm. latum. Tepala exteriora late obovata patentissima ad 17-20 mm. longa circ. 16-18 mm. lata prope basin sparse glandulosa. Tepala interiora imbricato-contigua geniculata in urceola oris subtriangularis conniventia ad 11-15 mm. longa circ. 7.6-9 mm. lata; lamina reflexa subovata acuta ad 8.5 mm. longa circ. 3.5-4 mm. lata. Columna staminum elongata ad 4 mm. longa prope basin leviter ampliatam fusco-purpureo-tincta vel striolata. Antherae subsagittatae circ. 2 mm. longae; pollen loculique azurei. Stylus tenuiter filiformis ad 3.8-4 mm. longus. Styli rami latiusculi conduplicati ad 3 mm. longi (lobum abaxialem inclusum) circ. 3 mm. lati; cristae adaxiales fimbriato-plumosae ad 2 mm. longae; lobus abaxial patens fimbriatus circ. 1.3-1.5 mm. longus; replicaturae stigmatosae parvae patentes. Pedicelli fructiferi radiati. Capsula obovata ad 10-12 mm. longa circ. 8 mm. lata modice trigibbata; cycatrix perigonii lata. Seminaangulata fusco-ochracea.

In rocky slopes, or rarely in grassy places, of the Argentine provinces of Jujuy and Salta. It often grows near Dickia chaguar, Abromeitiella brerifolia, Sedum jujuyense, and Barbaceniopsis humahuacensis between 1600 and 3000 m. Argentina: Prov. Jujuy, Dept. Tumbaya, Volcan, abra de la laguna; Ventu ri 4959, 12-11-1927 (BA, LIL, LP, NY, SI). Idem ibid., F. Claren, 24-11-1901 (BAF 11760, S ?). Idem ibid., Cantera, 2100 m., Fabris 6293, 9-1-1966 (LP). Dept. Tilcara, Yala de Monte Carmelo, 2900 m., Fabris et al. 64SS, 19/21-11966 (LP). Dept. San Salvador de Jujuy, Quebrada de Yala, Cabrera & Fabris 17495, 12-1-1966 (LP). Dept. El Carmen, Dique La Cienaga, Fabris &

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