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31 December 2011 Provenance of the material on which the name Aloe mendesii Reynolds (Asphodelaceae), a cliff-dwelling species from Angola, is based
Gideon F. Smith, Estrela Figueiredo
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Abstract

Aloe mendesii Reynolds (Asphodelaceae) is a distinctive cliff-dwelling species from southern Angola. It is one of the few species of Aloe L. that Dr G.W. Reynolds described using immature flowering material. Although the name has an unambiguously designated holotype, up to now uncertainty existed as to the origin of the material on which it was based. It is shown conclusively that Dr Eduardo Mendes sent material that he obtained from Mr J. Brito Teixeira to Reynolds in Swaziland. Reynolds described the new species in 1964 from this material, naming it for Mendes. However, the type was collected by Sr R. [Romeu Mendes dos] Santos and Sr C. [Carlos Alves] Henriques, under the number Santos & Henriques 1131, at Tundavala on 4 July 1963, a year before Reynolds published this new name.

Gideon F. Smith and Estrela Figueiredo "Provenance of the material on which the name Aloe mendesii Reynolds (Asphodelaceae), a cliff-dwelling species from Angola, is based," Bradleya 2011(29), 61-66, (31 December 2011). https://doi.org/10.25223/brad.n29.2011.a7
Published: 31 December 2011
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