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Notes on Plectranthus (Lamiaceae) from southern Africa

E. J. van Jaarsveld, T. J. Edwards
Bothalia | Vol 27, No 1 | a647 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v27i1.647 | © 1997 E. J. van Jaarsveld, T. J. Edwards | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 October 1997 | Published: 07 October 1997

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E. J. van Jaarsveld, National Botanical Institute, South Africa
T. J. Edwards, Botany Department, University of Natal, South Africa

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Abstract

Four new Plectranthus taxa from South Africa are described: P. malvinus Van Jaarsv. & TJ.Edwards, P. saccatus subsp. pondoensis Van Jaarsv. & S.Milstein,  P. purpuratus subsp. tongaensis Van Jaarsv. & TJ.Edwards and  P. purpuratus subsp. montanus Van Jaarsv. & TJ.Edwards.  P. aliciae (Codd) Van Jaarsv. & TJ.Edwards and  P. lucidus (Benth.) Van Jaarsv. & TJ.Edwards are given new status, and P. pentheri (Giirke) Van Jaarsv. & TJ.Edwards is transferred to this genus from Coleus and recognized as a species.


Keywords

comb; nov.; Lamiaceae; Plectranthus spp.; southern Africa; spp. nov.; stat. nov.; taxonomy

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