Duvalia angustiloba

Duvalia angustiloba

Duvalia angustiloba N. E. Br. in Gard. Chron. n. s. 20: 230 (1883).

Basionim:

Duvalia angustiloba

N. E. Br. in Gard. Chron. n. s. 20: 230 (1883).

Etymology: angustus (Lat.) - narrow, lobus (Lat.) - lobe.

Distribution: South Africa (Western Cape, Eastern Cape).

Distribution map

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

History: Plant was first collected by Mr. Dickson near diamond fields in the Karoo. He brought it to Henry Barkly who sent it to Kew. Nicholas Edward Brown described it in 1883. He wrote: "This is one of the most distinct species in the genus, being readily recognised by its small star-like flowers, with very narrow, longitudinally folded corolla lobes, and white corona. It is the most floriferous member of the genus yet known, the cymes developing in succession from five to twenty or more flowers, and under proper treatment nearly every young stem will produce one or two cymes."

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