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Studies in the Marchantiales (Hepaticae) from southern Africa. 4. Mannia capensis, section and subgenus Xeroinannia (Aytoniaceae)

S. M. Perold
Bothalia | Vol 24, No 1 | a744 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v24i1.744 | © 1994 S. M. Perold | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 October 1994 | Published: 10 October 1994

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Abstract

A taxonomic account of the genus, Mannia. and its only local representative. M. capensis. together with its distribution in southern Africa as currently known, is given. Mannia capensis var. pallida S.W. Arnell is not recognized here as a distinct variety, since the ‘sulphuric yellow' spores by which Arnell (1963) segregated it, can be ascribed to immaturity.


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Aytoniaceae; Hepaticae. <i>Mannia capensis</i>; <i>M. capensis</i> var. <i>pallida</i>; Marchantiales, southern Africa

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