Afrosolen Goldblatt & J.C.Manning

Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. (2016) Nomenclatural adjustments in African plants 2 Bothalia 46(1) 1-5

Description of the genus

Derivation of name: Referring to the tubular perianth of this African genus; solen (Gr) meaning pipe.

Comment: A new name for Psilosiphon Welw. ex Goldblatt & J.C.Manning which turned out to be an illegitimate homonym since the name Psilosiphon Entwisle (1989) had been published for a genus of algae in the family Lemaneaceae (now Batrachospermaceae).

Worldwide: 15 species in Subsaharan Africa.

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

Afrosolen erythranthus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
erythranthus (Klotzsch ex Klatt) Goldblatt & J.C.ManningN,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
masukuensis (Vaupel & Schltr.) Goldblatt & J.C.ManningGI,M

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Flora of Botswana: Afrosolen
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Flora of Malawi: Afrosolen
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Afrosolen

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Afrosolen
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Afrosolen
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Afrosolen
Wikipedia: Afrosolen
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Afrosolen
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Afrosolen

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Afrosolen., retrieved 23 March 2023

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