Tuesday, January 29, 2019

[Botany • 2019] Kniphofia vandeweghei (Asphodelaceae) • A New Species of Kniphofia from Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda

Kniphofia vandeweghei

in Fischer & Ackermann, 2019. 

A new species, Kniphofia vandeweghei, is described and illustrated, and the differences with KprinceaeK. goetzei and K. paludosa are discussed. Distribution maps for Kvandeweghei and Kprinceae are provided. Kniphofia bequaertii, sometimes regarded as a synonym of Kgrantii, is considered to be a good species, and identification characters and distribution information are given. An identification key for all known Kniphofia species from Rwanda is provided.

Keywords: Afromontane swamps, D.R. Congo, endemic, sunbird pollination, Monocots

Kniphofia vandeweghei

 Eberhard Fischer and Markus Ackermann. 2019. A New Species of Kniphofia (Asphodelaceae) from Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda. Phytotaxa. 391(1); 39–56.  DOI:  10.11646/phytotaxa.391.1.3