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A re-examination of the genus Amphibolia (Mesembryanthemaceae)

H. E. K. Hartmann
Bothalia | Vol 19, No 2 | a957 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v19i2.957 | © 1989 H. E. K. Hartmann | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 October 1989 | Published: 19 December 1989

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H. E. K. Hartmann, Institut fiiir Allgemeine Botanik und Botanischer Garten, Germany

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The holotypes of all five species placed in the genus Amphibolia L. Bol. ex Toelken & Jessop have been examined. Only two of them agree with the generic diagnosis, but they are not congeneric. The type species chosen by Herre is shown to be in serious conflict with the protologue and a new lectotype (A. maririma L. Bol. ex Toelken & Jessop) is therefore designated. The other four species are excluded from  Amphibolia.


<i>Amphibolia</i>; lectotypification; Mesembryanthemaceae


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