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Notes on Southern African Tuberales

W. F. O. Marasas, James M. Trappe
Bothalia | Vol 11, No 1/2 | a1994 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v11i1/2.1994 | © 1973 W. F. O. Marasas, James M. Trappe | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 July 1973 | Published: 22 July 1973

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W. F. O. Marasas, Plant Protection Research Institute, Department of Agri­cultural Technical Services
James M. Trappe, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific North-west Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory

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Three species of Tuberales have been found in Southern Africa.  Terfezia pfeilii Henn. occurs in the Kalahari Desert and adjacent areas of the Cape Province, Botswana and South-West Africa. The other two,  Terfezia austroafricana sp. nov. and  Choiromyces echinulatus sp. nov., are known only from the Cape.  C. echinulatus is the first representative of that genus to be collected in Africa or the Southern Hemisphere.


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