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Two new Plectranthus species (Lamiaceae) and new distribution records from the Pondoland Centre of Plant Endemism, South Africa

T. J. Edwards
Bothalia | Vol 35, No 2 | a389 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v35i2.389 | © 2005 T. J. Edwards | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 29 August 2005 | Published: 29 August 2005

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T. J. Edwards, School of Biological and Conservation Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Two newly discovered species of Plectranthus L'Hér. are described from the Pondoland Centre of Plant Endemism, on the eastern seaboard of South Africa.  P. brevimentum and P. stylesii are exceedingly narrow endemics known only from their type localities. The known distribution ranges of two other narrow endemics of the region.  P. emstii and P. praetermissus, are expanded with new distribution records.


Lamiaceae; new species. Plectranthus L'Hér.; Pondoland Centre of Plant Endemism. South Africa


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