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The hepatics, Symphyogyna podophylla and Pallavicinialyellii (Falla viciniaceae) in southern Africa

S. M. Perold
Bothalia | Vol 23, No 1 | a781 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v23i1.781 | © 1993 S. M. Perold | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 October 1993 | Published: 10 October 1993

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S. M. Perold, National Botanical Institute, South Africa

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A detailed description of Symphyogyna podophylla, illustrated with photographs of the thalli and spores, is presented.It is compared to S. hymenophyllum, with which it may be conspecific. The subcosmopolitan Pallavicinia lyellii, also occurring in southern Africa, is described and illustrated with photographs.


Hepaticae; Pallaviciniaceae; <i>Pallavicinia lyellii</i>; southern Africa; <i>Symphyogyna podophylla</i>, systematics


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