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The occurrence in southern Africa of the hepatic, Symphyogyna brasiliensis (Pallaviciniaceae)

S. M. Perold
Bothalia | Vol 22, No 1 | a825 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v22i1.825 | © 1992 S. M. Perold | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 October 1992 | Published: 14 October 1992

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

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In Magill & Schelpe (1979) Symphyogyna lehmanniana is confirmed as occurring in southern Africa. Subsequently, however. Grolle (1980) reported that this name, which has been applied to a liverwort widespread in Africa, is a synonym of S.  brasiliensis. To draw attention to this synonymy, a description of S. brasiliensis, illustrated with photographs, is given here, as well as an account of its distinguishing features and its distribution.


hepatic; Metzgeriales; Pallaviciniaceae; southern Africa; <i>Symphyogyna brasiliensis</i>; <i>S. lehmanniana</i>


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