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A New Species of Raphia from Northern Zululand and Southern Mozambique

A. A. Obermeyer, R. G. Strey
Bothalia | Vol 10, No 1 | a1506 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v10i1.1506 | © 1969 A. A. Obermeyer, R. G. Strey | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 November 1969 | Published: 14 November 1969

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The Raphia Palm from northern Zululand and southern Mozambique has been known for many years as  Raphia vinifera Beauv., but an investigation of flowering material revealed that it was distinct from that species and represented a new species, which is here described as R. australis Oberm. & Strey. In addition to the description, notes on the morphology, history, preservation and uses of the plant are given.


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