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Three new species of Asparagus (Asparagaceae) from South Africa, with notes on other taxa

S. M. Burrows, J. E. Burrows
Bothalia | Vol 38, No 1 | a256 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v38i1.256 | © 2008 S. M. Burrows, J. E. Burrows | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 August 2008 | Published: 14 August 2008

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S. M. Burrows, Buffelskloof Nature Reserve Herbarium. Lydenburg. South Africa, South Africa
J. E. Burrows, Buffelskloof Nature Reserve Herbarium, South Africa

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Three new species of Asparagus L. are described from South Africa: Asparagus elephantinus S.M.Burrows, A. hirsutus S.M.Burrows and A. sylvicola S.M.Burrows; and the past confusion between Asparagus acocksii Jessop and A. lynetteae (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. is discussed.


Asparagaceae; Asparagus L.; South Africa; taxonomy


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