Albuca 'Augrabies Hills' revisited

dave s wusong@evilemail.com
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 07:40:07 PDT
It also looks just like "sp. Oukop, Craddock."

- Dave


On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 2:28 PM, Hannon <othonna@gmail.com> wrote:

> Nhu,
>
> Willowmore and Dysselsdorp are not too far apart but are far removed from
> Augrabies Hills in the Richtersveld by distance and climate. The evergreen
> habit of all these similar plants indicates much more generous rainfall
> than occurs in the Richtersveld.
>
> I'm not aware of any original statements about the origin of the Augrabies
> Hills plant other than from Chuck Hanson, who explained that it indeed
> refers to the classic rock prominence that is home to various other
> exciting tylecodons, mesembs, etc. ("Augrabies" in its various spellings is
> applied to other locales, too). I think the Augrabies Hills designation for
> this material was and is erroneous though it cannot be ruled out entirely.
>
> Even if it is provisional, A. polyphylla seems a good name for this entity.
>
> Dylan
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