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Studies in the Sphaerocarpales (Hepaticae) from southern Africa. 2. The genus Sphaerocarpos and its only local species, S. stipitatus

S. M. Perold
Bothalia | Vol 30, No 1 | a533 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v30i1.533 | © 2000 S. M. Perold | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 19 September 2000 | Published: 03 February 2000

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Abstract

A taxonomic account of the genus Sphaerocarpos, subgenus Austrosphaerocarpos, and its only local species,  S. stipitatus Bisch. ex Lindenb., is presented here. These taxa are classified in the suborder Sphaerocarpineae of the order Sphaerocarpales, for which short notes and a key to all three constituent suborders, Monocarpineae, Riellineae andSphaerocarpineae, are provided.


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<i>Austrosphaerocarpos</i> (subgenus); Hepaticae; Monocarpineae; Riellineae; southern Africa; Sphaerocarpaceae; Sphaerocarpales; Sphaerocarpineae. <i>Sphaerocarpos stipitatus</i>

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