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The taxonomy of Paspalum paspalodes and P. vaginatum as represented in South Africa

A. E. Loxton
Bothalia | Vol 11, No 3 | a1454 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v11i3.1454 | © 1974 A. E. Loxton | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 November 1974 | Published: 04 December 1974

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A. E. Loxton, Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agricultural Technical Service, South Africa

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Abstract

The taxonomy and distribution of two species of the subgenus  Disticha of  Paspalum, as re­presented in South Africa, are presented. Two distinct, closely related species are recognized, namelyPaspalum paspatodes (Michx.) Scribn. (previously known as  P. distichum L., the name being rejected as a no men confusum), and  P. vaginatum Swartz.


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