Original Research

The Eriosema cordatum Complex. I. The Eriosema populifolium Group

C. H. Stirton, K. D. Gordon-Gray
Bothalia | Vol 12, No 3 | a1795 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v12i3.1795 | © 1978 C. H. Stirton, K. D. Gordon-Gray | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 December 1978 | Published: 05 December 1978

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C. H. Stirton, Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agricultural Technical Services, South Africa
K. D. Gordon-Gray, Bews Botanical Laboratories, University of Natal

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The relationships among three species of Eriosema are discussed. E. distinctum N.E.Br. and E. populifolium Harv. are maintained as distinct from E. cordatum E. Mey. The relationships between these three species and extra-South African species of the E. cordatum complex are discussed in the light of new evidence.


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