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Allionrs Aloe names (Asphodelaceae): nomenclature and typification

L. Gugliemone, L. Gallo, M. Meregalli, G. F. Smith, E. Figueiredo
Bothalia | Vol 39, No 2 | a243 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v39i2.243 | © 2009 L. Gugliemone, L. Gallo, M. Meregalli, G. F. Smith, E. Figueiredo | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 August 2009 | Published: 12 August 2009

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L. Gugliemone, Dip. Biologia vegctale, Universita degli Studi di Torino. Viale PA., Italy
L. Gallo, Strada Val S. Martino Superiore 194. 10131 Torino, Italy, Italy
M. Meregalli, Dip. Biologia animale e dell'uomo. Universitá degli Studi di Torino,, Italy
G. F. Smith, Biosystematics Research & Biodiversity Collections, South Africa
E. Figueiredo, H.G.W.J. Schweickerdt Herbarium, Department of Botany, Univer­sity of Pretoria., South Africa

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The taxa belonging to the genus Aloe published in Synopsis methodica stirpium horti regii taurinensis (Allioni 1760) and in Auctarium ad synopsim meihodicam stirpium horti regii taurinensis (Allioni 1773) were examined. The protologues of Aloe maculata All. and A. verrucosospinosa All. are analysed and lectotypes designated. The homonymy of A. succotrina All. w ith A. succotrina Weston (1770) is recognized, and the lectotype o f this last name designated. Epitypes are selected to fix the application of all three names. Short differential diagnoses o f the three species are given and their distribution ranges discussed; distribution maps based on specimens held in the South African National Herbarium (PRE), KwaZulu-Natal Herbarium (NH). Compton Herbarium (NBG) and the South African Museum Collection (SAM) held in NBG are provided.


Allioni; <i>Aloe</i> L.; <i>A.</i> <i>humilis</i> (L.) Mill.; <i>A.</i> <i>maculata</i> All.; <i>A.</i> <i>succotrina</i> All.. <i>A.</i> <i>verrucosospinosa</i> All.; chorologv. nomenclature; tax­onomy; typification


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