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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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Abstract

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.


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Asclepiadaceae, Namibia; new records; new species; taxonomy

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