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The Genus Andropogon in Southern Africa

J. G. Anderson
Bothalia | Vol 9, No 1 | a1575 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v9i1.1575 | © 1966 J. G. Anderson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 November 1966 | Published: 18 November 1966

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Abstract

This study is limited to an investigation of the Southern African representatives of the genus Andropogon, consisting of 14 species, two varieties and one record of doubtful identity. The history, karyology, leaf anatomy and anatomy of the shoot and embryo are discussed briefly. A key based on floral and vegetative characters is provided and a detailed description of the genus and of each species and variety is given. The nomenclature and synonomy for each taxon is included as well as brief notes on the distribution and habitat. Specimens deposited in the National Herbarium, Pretoria, and several other South African Institutions are cited in full.


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