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New combinations and a complete list of Asparagus species in southern Africa (Asparagaceae)

A. C. Fellingham, N. L. Meyer
Bothalia | Vol 25, No 2 | a728 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v25i2.728 | © 1995 A. C. Fellingham, N. L. Meyer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 October 1995 | Published: 09 October 1995

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A. C. Fellingham, Stellenbosch Herbarium. National Botanical Institute, South Africa
N. L. Meyer, National Herbarium, National Botanical Institute, South Africa

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With only flower sexuality differing. Protasparagus can not be separated from  Asparagus, neither at generic nor at subgeneric level. No significant differences in the degree to which filaments were connivent were observed between species placed under  Myrsiphyllum and those under  Protasparagus/Asparagus. All southern African species of Asparagaceae are therefore reinstated under Asparagus and listed here without recognition of subgenera. Several new combinations are made.


Asparagaceae; Asparagus; new combinations; southern Africa; taxonomy


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