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Publication Type J
Authors Mucina, L. and D. A. Snijman
Title Maireana brevifolia (Chenopodiaceae: Camphorosmeae), a new naturalized alien plant species in South Africa
Source Bothalia
Author Keywords Australia Chenopodiaceae distribution Maireana brevifolia (R.Br.) Paul G.Wilson new naturalized species semi-arid South Africa
Abstract We describe and discuss the distribution of a new, naturalized alien species, Maireana brevifolia (R.Br.) Paul G.Wilson (Chenopodiaceae), a native of Australia, in the western regions of South Africa. First discovered near Worcester, Western Cape in 1976, the species is now established in disturbed karoo shrubby rangelands, along dirt roads and on saline alluvia, from northern Namaqualand to the western Little Karoo. In the South African flora, M. brevifolia is most easily confused with the indigenous Bassia salsoloides (Fenzl) A.J.Scott, from which it is distinguished by the flat to cup-shaped and almost glabrous perianth with woolly-ciliate lobes, and the hardened and winged fruiting perianth.
Author Address [Mucina, L; Snijman, DA] Curtin Univ, Curtin Inst Biodivers & Climate, Dept Environm & Agr, Perth, WA 6845, Australia. S African Natl Biodivers Inst, Compton Herbarium, ZA-7735 Cape Town, South Africa. Mucina, L (reprint author), Curtin Univ, Curtin Inst Biodivers & Climate, Dept Environm & Agr, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia L.Mucina@curtin.edu.au d.snijman@sanbi.org.za
ISSN 0006-8241
ISBN 0006-8241
29-Character Source Abbreviation Bothalia
Publication Date Oct
Year Published 2011
Volume 41
Issue 2
Beginning Page 235-238
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000296040400002
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