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Numerical taxonomic studies in the subtribe Ruschiinae (Mesem-bryanthemaceae) — Astridia, Acrodon and Ebracteola

H. F. Glen
Bothalia | Vol 16, No 2 | a1088 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v16i2.1088 | © 1986 H. F. Glen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 October 1986 | Published: 28 October 1986

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H. F. Glen, Botanical Research Institute. Department of Agriculture and Water Supply, South Africa

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A numerical taxonomic study of three genera of the Ruschiinae (Mesembryanthemaceae) is presented. Seven species are recognized in Astridia. Four species are recognized in Acrodon and two new combinations are made:A.  leptophyllus (L. Bol.) Glen and A. duplessiae (L. Bol.) Glen. Five species are recognized in Ebracteola and two new combinations are made:  E. wilmaniae (L. Bol.) Glen and  E. fulleri (L. Bol.) Glen. This study is largely based on the cited herbarium material, and the characters used are mainly the following: dimensions of plants, leaves and internodes, number and dimensions of parts of flower and fruit, colour of petals, and colour, dimensions and surface structure of seeds.


<i>Acrodon. Astridia</i>; <i>Ebracteola</i>; Mesembryanthcmaceae; numerical taxonomy; Ruschiinae; southern Africa


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