Duvalia maculata

Duvalia maculata

Duvalia maculata N. E. Brown in Fl. Cap. 4 (1): 1033 (1908).

Basionim:

Duvalia maculata

N. E. Brown in Fl. Cap. 4 (1): 1033 (1908).

Synonim:

Duvalia minuta

Nel in The Stapelieae, ed. 2. 3: 1168

Etymology: macula (Lat.) - spot; spotted.

Distribution: South Africa (Northern Cape, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State), Namibia (Karas) .

Distribution map

Distribution map of Duvalia maculata (my own records, Meve 1997, Bruyns 2005)

History: Eustace Pillans discovered the plant near Abeerdeen Road in 1900. Nicholas Edward Brown described it in 1908. Ernst Rusch collected new plant in south-western foot of Great Karas Mountains in Namibia. It was described by Gert Nel as Duvalia minuta in 1937. Duvalia minuta was placed as a synonim in D. maculata by Ulrich Meve (1997) and Peter Bruyns (2005).

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