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Studies in the Ericoideae (Ericaceae). Y. The genus Coilostigma

E. G. H. Oliver
Bothalia | Vol 17, No 2 | a1025 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v17i2.1025 | © 1987 E. G. H. Oliver | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 October 1987 | Published: 23 October 1987

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E. G. H. Oliver, Botanical Research Unit, Stellenbosch, South Africa

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A revision of the genus  Coilostigma Klotzsch is presented which recognizes only two species,  C. zeyherianurn Klotzsch and C.  glabrum Benth. The genus belongs to the Ericaceae — Ericoideae and is endemic in the southern and eastern Cape Province. Fundamental differences in the ovary complement have necessitated the recognition of two subgenera,  Coilostigma and Anomalosepala E. G. H. Oliver. Aspects covered include history, morphology, phytogeography, pollination biology and taxonomy.


Cape Province; <i>Coilostigma</i>; Ericaceae; Ericoideae; morphology; phytogeography; pollination biology; taxonomy


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