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Studies in the genus Lotononis (Crotalarieae, Fabaceae). 9. Four new species of the L. pentaphylla group, section Lipozygis

B-E. van Wyk
Bothalia | Vol 20, No 1 | a887 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v20i1.887 | © 1990 B-E. van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 16 October 1990 | Published: 18 October 1990

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B-E. van Wyk, Department of Botany, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa

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L. pentaphylla (E. Mey.) Benth. and related species were previously shown to be very different from the rest of the section Lipozygis (E. Mey.) Benth. of Lotononis (DC.) Eckl. & Zeyh. These species are all annuals and can easily be distinguished by their capitate inflorescences, sessile flowers and indehiscent, wind-dispersed pods. Four new species of this group are described, namely L oligocephala B-E. van Wyk, L globulosa B-E. van Wyk, L. laticeps B-E. van Wyk and L. longicephala B-E. van Wyk.


Fabaceae; <i>Lotononis</i> section <i>Lipozygis</i>; sectional limits; new species


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