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A new serotinous species of Cliffortia L. (Rosaceae) from Northern Cape, South Africa and section Arboreae emended

A. C. Fellingham
Bothalia | Vol 33, No 1 | a431 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v33i1.431 | © 2003 A. C. Fellingham | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 September 2003 | Published: 12 September 2003

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A. C. Fellingham, Compton Herbarium. National Botanical Institute, South Africa

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A new species.  Cliffortia dichotoma Fellingham. from the Oorlogskloof Escarpment, near Nieuwoudtville. Northern Cape, is described and compared to its closest allies in the genus.  Cliffortia arborea Marloth. which is widespread along he escarpment of the Great Karoo from Calvinia in the north to Beaufort West in the southeast, and C. conifera E.G.H.OIiv. & Fellingham from the Anysberg near Laingsburg. further east in the Karoo. The description of the section Arboreae is emended here to include the new species, and the description of C.  aborea is corrected.


<i>Cliffortia</i> L.. new species; serotiny. taxonomy


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