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Romulea sulphurea
Romulea sulphurea

The logo for our newsletter is a depiction of Romulea sulphurea Bég., a member of the lily family. It was discovered in 1897, growing among rocks in the Pakhuis Pass above Clanwilliam in Cape Province, South Africa. Since its discovery, this species has never been found again. The cause of extinction is unknown. Artist Alice Tangerini of the Smithsonian Institution created this image using one of a few specimens that exist in the US National Herbarium.

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