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23 May 2022 Bulbine sceletium, a new cliff-dwelling Bulbine species (Asphodelaceae) from the Eastern Cape
E. J. van Jaarsveld, A. Harrower
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Bulbine sceletium (Asphodelaceae), only known from cliffs along the lower Great Fish and Mzimvubu Rivers, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, is described. Its decumbent large greyish-green leaf rosettes are up to 300mm in diameter with persistent ovate to broadly ovate-acuminate leaves 300 × 140mm, drying from the tips into a thin papery striate persistent skeleton. The description of this taxon forms part of an extensive survey of cliff-dwelling succulent and bulbous-succulent taxa in South Africa and Namibia. A table is provided with a selection of characters of similar species of Bulbine in the Eastern Cape. A key is also provided to the cliff-dwelling Bulbine species of the summer rainfall parts of South Africa.

E. J. van Jaarsveld and A. Harrower "Bulbine sceletium, a new cliff-dwelling Bulbine species (Asphodelaceae) from the Eastern Cape," Bradleya 2022(40), 137-143, (23 May 2022).
Received: 12 January 2021; Published: 23 May 2022
Bulbine sceletium
cliff-dwelling species
Eastern Cape
South Africa
thicket vegetation
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