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Studies in the genus Lotononis (Crotalarieae, Fabaceae). 1. Three new species of the section Aulacinthus from the Cape Province

B-E. van Wyk
Bothalia | Vol 18, No 1 | a978 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v18i1.978 | © 1988 B-E. van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 October 1988 | Published: 23 October 1988

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

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Abstract

Three new species of the section Aulacinthus (E. Mey.) Benth. of Lotononis (DC.) Eckl. & Zeyh. are described:  L. comptonii B-E. van Wyk. L. dahlgrenii B-E. van Wyk and L. dissitinodis B-E. van Wyk. These species are related to L. gracilis (E. Mey.) Benth. and L. rigida (E. Mey.) Benth. and are all endemic to marginal fynbos areas of the south-western Cape. The section now comprises seven species.


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Cape Province; <i>Lotononis</i> section <i>Aulacinthus</i>; Fabaceae; new taxa

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