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.

Zambia: 5 taxa.

Afrosolen rivularis

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
erythranthus (Klotzsch ex Klatt) Goldblatt & J.C.ManningN,W,C,E,SNw,Cb,N,E,Lk,SDescription, Image
rivularis (Wanntorp) Goldblatt & J.C.ManningB,W,C,SNw,Lk,SDescription, Image
schimperi (Aschers. & Klatt) Goldblatt & J.C.ManningB,SS,WDescription, Image
teretifolius (Geerinck et al.) Goldblatt & J.C.ManningNNw
zambeziacus (Goldblatt) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning[DD]BW

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Flora of Botswana: Afrosolen
Flora of Caprivi: Afrosolen
Flora of Malawi: Afrosolen
Flora of Mozambique: Afrosolen
Flora of Zimbabwe: Afrosolen

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Afrosolen
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Wikipedia: Afrosolen

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Afrosolen., retrieved 22 February 2024

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