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The typification of Mimosa senegal

J. H. Ross
Bothalia | Vol 11, No 4 | a1484 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v11i4.1484 | © 1975 J. H. Ross | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 November 1975 | Published: 13 November 1975

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J. H. Ross, Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agricultural Technical Services, South Africa

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Analysis of the protologue of  Mimosa senegal L. in Species Plantarum ed. I: 521 (1753) indicated that it embraced two different elements. I he absence ol a type specimen or the existence of an illustration from which Linnaeus could have drawn up his diagnostic phrase-name necessitated the selection of a neotype to preserve the application of the name  M. senegal.


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