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A Note on Erytlirophleum R. Br. in South Africa

J. H. Ross
Bothalia | Vol 10, No 1 | a1508 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v10i1.1508 | © 1969 J. H. Ross | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 November 1969 | Published: 14 November 1969

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The Natal specimens of Erytlirophleum have in the past been variously referred either to E. lasianthum Corbishley or to E. suaveolens (Guill. & Perr.) Brenan  {=E. guineense G. Don). It was found that all specimens are referable to E. lasianthum and that  E. suaveolens is absent from southern Africa.  E. guineense G. Don var.  swaziense Burtt Davy was found to be a synonym of E. lasianthum. E. lasianthum and  E. africanum (Benth.) Harms are the only two species encountered in southern Africa. A synopsis of the differences between these two species is given.


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