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Isolepis namaquana (Cypereae, Cyperaceae), a new endemic species from the winter rainfall area of South Africa

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2011
Authors:Muasya, M., Viljoen, J., Stirton C. H.
Journal:South African Journal of Botany
Keywords:combination, Cyperaceae, cypereae, isolepis, new species, Phylogeny, SEQUENCE DATA, south africa, taxonomy

A new species, Isolepis namaquana Muasya & J.Viljoen, is described and illustrated, it is known from two localities in Namaqualand: near Kamieskroon and at the foot of the Matsikammabcrge, where it grows in ephemeral wetlands. The tufted annual species is diagnosed by floral and fruit characters including glume size, bifid stigma and colliculate nutlet surface ornamentation. (C) 2010 SAAB. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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