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Eriospermum bussei Dammer
Family : Eriospermaceae
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 38: 64 (1905) 
Information on the genus : Eriospermum
Statuts nomenclatural : uncertain status
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Eriospermum abyssinicum Baker
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eriospermum abyssinicum Baker (1876)
=Eriospermum bakerianum var. seineri (Engl. & K. Krause) Poelln.
=Eriospermum seineri Engl. & K. Krause (1910)
=Eriospermum elatum Baker (1898)
=Eriospermum fleckii Schinz
=Eriospermum longipetiolatum Dammer (1905)
=Eriospermum luteorubrum Baker (1896)
=Eriospermum schinzii Engl. & K. Krause (1910)
=Eriospermum togoense Dammer (1905)
=Anthericum flagelliforme Baker (1872)
=Schizobasis flagelliformis (Baker) Baker (1876)
=*Eriospermum flagelliforme (Baker) J.C. Manning (2000)
=*Bulbine unifolia Schweinf.
=Eriospermum luteoalbum Baker
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber and leaves unknown; scape 5-7 cm long; raceme lax, 5-6 cm long, pedicels 3-15 mm long; perianth yellow, 5 mm long.
Ecology : In sunny places. Known only from the type (Busse 714), collected in 1900. E Nyassaland (Malawi): Melingoti.
  “This may be a species with hysteranthus leaves…There is nothing in the description of the flower to relate it to a particular known species or specimen.” Probably a member of subgen. Ligulatum (Perry, l.c.), to which E. abyssinicum belongs.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Contr. Bolus Herb. 17: 1-320 (1994).
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