Systematics of the genus Daubenya (Hyacinthaceae: Massonieae)

  title={Systematics of the genus Daubenya (Hyacinthaceae: Massonieae)},
  author={John C. Manning and A. M. van der Merwe},
Daubenya Lindl. was until recently thought to comprise the single species D. aurea Lindl. but is now considered to include the monotypic genera Androsiphon Schltr. and Amphisiphon W.F.Barker. as well as the species previously referred to the genus Neobakeria Schltr. Eight species are now recognized in the genus, including the new combinations Daubenya comata (Burch, ex Baker) J.C.Manning & A.M.van der Merwe and D. zeyheri (Kunth) J.C.Manning & A.M.van der Merwe. Each species is fully described… 
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This work was partly supported by Fundacion Ramon Areces (Spain), University of Alicante (Spain) and Karl-Franzens-University (Austria).
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A new combina ­ tion in Daubenya ( Hyacinthaceae )
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  • 2002
A new combina­
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  • Bulbs for Warm Climates
  • 2001
Rodent pollination
  • 2001