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Revision of the Tarchonanthus camphoratus complex (Asteraceae-Tarchonantheae) in southern Africa

P. P. J. Herman
Bothalia | Vol 32, No 1 | a458 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v32i1.458 | © 2002 P. P. J. Herman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 September 2002 | Published: 11 September 2002

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P. P. J. Herman, National Botanical Institute., South Africa

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Abstract

The  Tarchonanthus camphoratus L. complex in southern Africa is revised. Five species are recognized on the grounds of differences in synflorescences, flowering times, leaf shape and margin, and distribution. Two names.  T. minor Less, and T. ohovatus DC., are resurrected and two new species. T. littoralis P.P.J.Herman and  T. parvicapitulatus PP.J.Herman. are described. A key, lull descriptions of each taxon and distribution data are presented.


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Asteraeeae. new species; resurrected names; revision; southern Africa. <i>Tarchonanthus</i> camphoratus L.

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