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Studies in the genus Riccia (Marchantiales) from southern Africa. 7. R. congoana and its synonyms

S. M. Perold
Bothalia | Vol 16, No 2 | a1087 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v16i2.1087 | © 1986 S. M. Perold | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 October 1986 | Published: 28 October 1986

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S. M. Perold, Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture and Water Supply., South Africa

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Abstract

R. congoana Steph. is described and illustrated.  R. rhodesiae S. Arnell.  R. nigrosquarnata E. W. Jones and  R. aegyptiaca S. Arnell are treated as synonyms under R. congoanaR. congoana has a wide distribution in Africa,  ranging from Egypt in the north to SWA/Namibia and Transvaal in the south, and from Sierra Leone in the west to Tanzania in the east.


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Africa. Marchantiales; <i>Riccia congoana</i>; spores; synonymy; taxonomy

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