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Synopsis of the genus Brachylaena (Asteraceae) in southern Africa

S. S. Cilliers
Bothalia | Vol 23, No 2 | a800 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v23i2.800 | © 1993 S. S. Cilliers | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 October 1993 | Published: 10 October 1993

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S. S. Cilliers, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. Potchefstroom University, South Africa

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Abstract

A synopsis of the southern African representatives of the genus Brachylaena R. Br. (Asteraceae) is presented, in which seven species and two subspecies are recognized. B. uniflora Harv. is placed in synonymy with B. discolor subsp.  transvaalensis (Phill. & Schweick.) J. Paiva and the division of subsp.  discolor in two varieties is not accepted. Descriptions, synonymy, voucher specimens, distribution maps, line drawings and keys to the species and subspecies are given.


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Asteraceae. Brachylaena. southern Africa; synopsis; taxonomy

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