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The distribution of Monechma (Acanthaceae) species in southern Africa

Joan Munday
Bothalia | Vol 14, No 3/4 | a1211 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v14i3/4.1211 | © 1983 Joan Munday | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 November 1983 | Published: 06 November 1983

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Joan Munday, Department of Botany, University of the Witwatersrand., South Africa

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The distribution of 19 species of Monechma in southern Africa is given and the manner in which their occurrence is related to rainfall is discussed. The possibility of a centre of speciation lying in south-west Namibia/South West Africa is considered.


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