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The hepatic, Jensenia sprnosa (= PaUavicinia stephanii: Pallaviciniaceae), in southern Africa

S. M. Perold
Bothalia | Vol 23, No 2 | a806 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v23i2.806 | © 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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Recently, specimens of  Jensenia spinosa (=  PaUavicinia stephanii) were collected at the type locality ‘Spitskop. bei Lydenburg , in the Transvaal. The type, which previously was the only specimen from southern Africa, is held” at G. A detailed description of J. spinosa. illustrated with photographs of the thalli and spores is presented here, since earlier descriptions are sketchy and lack illustrations.


hepatic; <i>Jensenia spinosa</i>; Metzgeriales; Pallaviciniaceae. <i>Pallavicinia</i> <i>stephanii</i>. Pallavicinioideae. southern Africa


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