Baynesia lophophora

Baynesia Bruyns in Novon 10 (4): 354 (2000)

Type: Baynesia lophophora Bruyns

Etymology: Baynes Mountains in Namibia - type location.

Distribution: NW Namibia - Baynes Mountains.

Distribution map of Baynesia

Distribution map of Baynesia

Number of species: 1 (Bruyns 2000).

History: Plant was discovered by Peter Bruyns in December 1999 in Baynes Mountains in northwestern-most corner of Namibia. The new discovery did not fit comfortably into any of known genera, so Bruyns placed it in a new genus Baynesia in (2000). Its closest relationships appear to with Caralluma and Anomalluma.

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