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The typification and identity of Cyperus hirtus Thunb. (1803)

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Abstract:

Cyperus hirtus Thunb. from South Africa is lectotypified and shown to belong to Fimbristylis squarrosa Vahl. Misidentification of this plant and misapplication of its name by Kükenthal in 1936 has resulted in American botanists using Bulbostylis hirta (Thunb.) Svenson (e.g., in Flora Mesoamericana) for the pantropical taxon Bulbostylis hispidula (Vahl) R. Haines.

Keywords: CYPERACEAE; FIMBRISTYLIS; NOMENCLATURE; SOUTH AFRICA; THUNBERG; TYPIFICATION

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, P. O. Box 5003, NO 1432 Aas, Norway

Publication date: November 1, 2006

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