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Synopsis of the genus Disparago (Asteraceae)

M. Koekemoer
Bothalia | Vol 23, No 2 | a803 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v23i2.803 | © 1993 M. Koekemoer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 October 1993 | Published: 10 October 1993

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M. Koekemoer, National Botanical Institute, South Africa

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The genus Disparago comprises nine very distinct species and is here divided into four new. well-defined sections: Monticapra Koekemoer, comprising three recently described species,  Disparago gongylodes Koekemoer,  D. barbata Koekemoer. D. pilosa Koekemoer: section Laevicarpa Koekemoer (D.  kolbei) and section Uniflos Koekemoer (D.  tortilis) which are both monotypic, and section Disparago which has four species (D.  ericoides. D. anomala. D. kraussii, D. laxifolia). The previous revision (Levyns 1936a) included seven species of which six are retained. A key to the sections and the species and a diagrammatic key are given as well as diagnostic descriptions, synonyms, typification and notes on the distribution and habitat of each species.


Asteraceae; <i>Disparago</i>; new sections; synopsis; taxonomy


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