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The genus Elephantorrhisa

J. H. Ross
Bothalia | Vol 11, No 3 | a1455 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v11i3.1455 | © 1974 J. H. Ross | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 November 1974 | Published: 04 December 1974

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Abstract

The genus  Elephantorrhiza is reviewed. Nine species, including one new species, E. practermissa J H. Ross, from the eastern Transvaal, are recognized. A description of each species and a key to theidentification o f the nine species are provided. Lectotypes are selected for two species. The known distribution of each species is plotted and attention is drawn to the more serious deficiencies in ourknowledge of some of the species. Concern is expressed over the present conservation status of several species


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