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1 August 2017 Astroloba robusta P.Reinecke ex Molteno, Van Jaarsv. & Gideon F.Sm. (Asphodelaceae: Alooideae), a new species from the Great Karoo, South Africa
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Astroloba robusta P.Reinecke ex Molteno, Van. Jaarsv. & Gideon F.Sm. (Asphodelaceae: Alooideae) is described as a new species. This species occurs across an extensive geographical distribution range that spans the southern Great Karoo, where it occurs on shale flats and rocky undulating slopes. It is related to, but distinct from, A. foliolosa (Haw.) Uitewaal, which occurs further to the east. Astroloba robusta is immediately distinguished by its unique inflorescence with a robust peduncle, as well as its glossysurfaced leaves with whitish margins and keels, among other characters. It also flowers in winter (May–October, mainly in July and August), while A. foliolosa flowers over summer (August–March, mainly October–January).

Steven Molteno, Ernst J. van Jaarsveld, and Gideon F. Smith "Astroloba robusta P.Reinecke ex Molteno, Van Jaarsv. & Gideon F.Sm. (Asphodelaceae: Alooideae), a new species from the Great Karoo, South Africa," Bradleya 2017(35), (1 August 2017). https://doi.org/10.25223/brad.n35.2017.a23
Published: 1 August 2017
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