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New records and new species of Asclepiadaceae from Namibia

P. V. Bruyns
Bothalia | Vol 25, No 2 | a725 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v25i2.725 | © 1995 P. V. Bruyns | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 October 1995 | Published: 09 October 1995

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P. V. Bruyns, Bolus Herbarium. University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Eleven species of Asclepiadaceae not previously recorded from Namibia are discussed. Of these. Brachystelma codonanthum Bruyns.  B. recurvatum Bruyns and Schizoglossum saccatum Bruyns are new species. The new combinations Brachy­stelma gymnopodum (Schltr.) Bruyns (for Ceropegia pygmaea Schinz) and B. schultzei (Schltr.) Bruyns [for  Tenaris schultzei (Schltr.) E. Phillips] are proposed and the delimitation of Brachystelma R. Br. against  Ceropegia L. and  Tenaris E. Mey. is discussed. Notes are also included on little-known species, and the species of Gomphocarpus R. Br. in Namibia are enumerated.


Asclepiadaceae, Namibia; new records; new species; taxonomy


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