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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Scilloideae
Tribus: Hyacintheae
Subtribus: Massoniinae
Genus: Desertia
Species: D. etesionamibensis – D. luteovirens

Desertia Mart.-Azorín, M.Pinter & Wetschnig, Phytotaxa 221(3): 206. (2015)

Type species: Desertia etesionamibensis (U.Müll.-Doblies & D.Müll.-Doblies) Mart.-Azorín, M.Pinter & Wetschnig, Phytotaxa 221(3): 206. (2015)

Note: This genus is incorporated into Massonia s.l. by the majority of South African botanists (Manning, 2017 & 2019).

Martínez-Azorín, M., Pinter, M. & Wetschnig, W. 2015. Desertia, a new genus in Massonieae (Asparagaceae, Scilloideae), including the description of Desertia luteovirens and the taxonomic revisions of Whiteheadia and Namophila. Phytotaxa 221(3): 201-225. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.221.3.1 Reference page.
African Plants Database (version 3.4.0). Desertia. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève and South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Accessed: 2019 Feb. 3.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Desertia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Feb. 3. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Desertia. Published online. Accessed: Feb. 3 2019.
Manning, J.C. 2019. The genus Massonia Thunb. ex Houtt.(Hyacinthaceae: Scilloideae) in the Core Cape Floristic Region. South African Journal of Botany 121: 329-354. DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2018.11.015 Reference page.
Manning, J.C. 2017. Nomenclatural adjustments in African plants 3. Bothalia: African Biodiversity & Conservation 47(1): 1-2. PDF Reference page.
Manning, J.C., Goldblatt, P. & Fay, M.F. 2004. A revised generic synopsis of Hyacintheaceae in sub-Saharan Africa, based on molecular evidence, including new combinations and the new tribe Pseudoprospereae. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 60(3): 533–568. DOI: 10.1017/S0960428603000404 Reference page.

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