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Bothalia - African Biodiversity & Conservation

On-line version ISSN 2311-9284
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MCKENZIE, Robert J.. Typification and application of the name Arctotis grandiflora Aiton (Asteraceae: Arctotideae). Bothalia (Online) [online]. 2019, vol.49, n.1, pp.1-6. ISSN 2311-9284.

BACKGROUND: Ongoing taxonomic studies in the African genus Arctotis (Asteraceae) necessitate periodic nomenclatural adjustments and corrections. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the taxonomic status and application of the name Arctotis grandiflora Aiton. METHODS: Type material and herbarium specimens were located and examined, relevant literature was consulted and wild populations were observed. RESULTS: The type material of A. grandiflora Aiton comprises specimens of two taxa from independent gatherings. A lectotype is designated for A. grandiflora. CONCLUSION: The name A. grandiflora Aiton is a heterotypic synonym of Arctotis stoechadifolia P.J.Bergius. A revised synonymy for A. stoechadifolia is presented.

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