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Syncolostemon aurulentus (Lamiaceae), a new species from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mkhipheni A. Ngwenya
Bothalia | Vol 48, No 1 | a2292 | DOI: | © 2018 Mkhipheni A. Ngwenya | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 August 2017 | Published: 12 June 2018

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Mkhipheni A. Ngwenya, KwaZulu-Natal Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), South Africa


A new species of Syncolostemon E.Mey. ex Benth. (Lamiaceae) from north-western KwaZulu-Natal (Utrecht), South Africa, is described. Syncolostemon aurulentus is notable in having conspicuous glittering golden glands on the leaves, bracts and calyces, which are absent in other species of the genus.


Lamiaceae; new species; Syncolostemon; taxonomy


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