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A taxonomic revision of the small Cape genus Steirodiscus (Asteraceae: Senecioneae)

J. C. Manning, P. Goldblatt, L. Joubert
Bothalia | Vol 43, No 1 | a88 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v43i1.88 | © 2013 J. C. Manning, P. Goldblatt, L. Joubert | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 January 2013 | Published: 13 January 2013

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J. C. Manning, Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
P. Goldblatt, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
L. Joubert, Geo Potts Herbarium, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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Abstract

The genus Steirodiscus Less. is revised, with full descriptions, nomenclature, illustrations and distribution data. Five species are recognised in two sections: sect. Steirodiscus with free involucral bracts and sect. Psilothonna with bracts connate into a smooth cup. S. linearilobus DC. is established as an earlier name for S. schlechteri Bolus, which is relegated to synonomy.

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Asteraceae; Senecioneae; Steirodiscus Less; Southern Africa; Taxonomy

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