Original Research

New taxa of Aneilema R. Br. (Commelinaceae) from southern and tropical East Africa

R. B. Faden
Bothalia | Vol 15, No 1/2 | a1107 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v15i1/2.1107 | © 1984 R. B. Faden | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 October 1984 | Published: 06 December 1984

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R. B. Faden, Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, United States

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Four new species of Aneilema are described: A. indehiscens Faden, with subsp. indehiscens (Kenya, Tanzania) and subsp. lilacinum Faden (Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa); A. arenicola Faden (Mozambique, South Africa); A. brunneospermum Faden (Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa); and A. tanaense Faden (Kenya). A new subspecies, Aneilema dregeanum Kunth subsp, mossambicense Faden (Mozambique), is also described, and A. johmtonii K. Schum. is lectotypified.


<i>Aneilema</i>; Commelinaceae; new taxa; southern Africa; tropical East Africa


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