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Notes on the genus Ficinia: F. pygmaea, F limosa. F clandestina and nine new taxa from the south-western Cape. South Africa

T. H. Arnold, K. D. Gordon-Gray
Bothalia | Vol 12, No 3 | a1796 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v12i3.1796 | © 1978 T. H. Arnold, 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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T. H. Arnold, Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agricultural Technical Services, South Africa
K. D. Gordon-Gray, Bews Botanical Laboratories, University of Natal

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Nine new taxa are described and a new combination is made in the genus Ficinia (Cyperaceae). An examination of F. pygmaea Boeck. and F. limosa Levyns leads to the conclusion that these two species are conspecific.F. clandestina (Steud.) Boeck., endemic to Ethiopia, is considered not to belong to Ficinia. Its true identity is unknown.


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