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.

Botswana: 5 taxa.

Afrosolen erythranthus

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bainesii (Baker) Goldblatt & J.C.ManningN,SEDescription, Image
coeruleus (Schinz) Goldblatt & ManningN,SW
erythranthus (Klotzsch ex Klatt) Goldblatt & J.C.ManningNDescription, Image
sandersonii (Baker) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning subsp. sandersonii SE
schimperi (Aschers. & Klatt) Goldblatt & J.C.ManningNDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Afrosolen
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Afrosolen
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Afrosolen
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Tropicos: Afrosolen
Wikipedia: Afrosolen

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Afrosolen., retrieved 1 June 2023

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