SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.44 issue1Factors influencing the adaptation and distribution of Colophospermum mopane in southern Africa's mopane savannas - A reviewA new species of Berkheya (Asteraceae, Arctotideae) from the Northern Cape, South Africa author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand



Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • On index processSimilars in Google


Bothalia - African Biodiversity & Conservation

On-line version ISSN 2311-9284
Print version ISSN 0006-8241


GOLDBLATT, Peter  and  MANNING, John C.. Moraea orthrosantha (Iridaceae: Irideae), a new species from Namaqualand, South Africa. Bothalia (Online) [online]. 2014, vol.44, n.1, pp.1-4. ISSN 2311-9284.

BACKGROUND: Recent fieldwork in Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, indicated the existence of an undescribed member of Moraea subgenus (subg.) Umbellatae Goldblatt & J.C.Manning, a small, early branching clade of the genus OBJECTIVES: To describe the new species of Moraea subg. Umbellatae METHOD: Recent collections were compared with existing material and published literature RESULTS: Moraea orthrosantha is described as a new species, differing from Moraea margaretae in the well-developed nodes between the cauline leaves. Two earlier collections of the species were misidentified as M. margaretae CONCLUSION: The new species increases our understanding of the diversity of Moraea in southern Africa and assists in conservation assessments of both M. margaretae and M. orthrosantha

        · text in English     · English ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License