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The genus Solanum (Solanaceae) in southern Africa: subgenus Leptostemonum, section Giganteiformia

W. G. Welman
Bothalia | Vol 38, No 1 | a259 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v38i1.259 | © 2008 W. G. Welman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 August 2008 | Published: 14 August 2008

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Abstract

In the genus Solanum L. (Solanaceae), subgenus Leptostemonum (Dunal) Bitter, section Giganteiformia (Bitter) Child has four representatives in the Flora of southern Africa region (South Africa, Namibia. Botswana. Swaziland. Lesotho), namely S. giganteum Jacq.. S. goetzei Dammer, S. tettense Klotzsch var.  renschii (Vatke) A.E.Gonsalves and S. tettense Klotsch var.tettense. Descriptions, discussions, distribution maps and keys are presented, as well as an illustration of  S. goetzei.


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chemistry: ethnobotany: <i>Giganteiformia</i> (Bitter) Child. <i>Leptostemonum</i> (Dunal) Bitter; morphology. Solanaceae. <i>Solanum</i> L.; southern Africa; taxonomy

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