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Studies in the genus Lotononis (Crotalarieae, Fabaceae). 12. Four new species of the L. falcata group, section Leptis

B-E. van Wyk
Bothalia | Vol 20, No 1 | a888 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v20i1.888 | © 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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The taxonomic position of Lotononis falcata (E. Mey.) Benth. and related species is briefly discussed. These species were previously included in the section Leptis (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Benth. but new information indicates an affinity with the section Oxydium Benth. Four new species of this group are described:  L. fruticoides B-E. van Wyk,  L. pachycarpa Dinter ex B-E. van Wyk,  L. linearifolia B-E. van Wyk and L. schreiberi B-E. van Wyk. The known geographical distribution and diagnostic characters of the new species are given.


Fabaceae; <i>Lotononis</i> section <i>Leptis</i>; new species; southern Africa


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