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The correct name for Drosera longiscapa and the mystery of D. madagascariensis from South Africa

Andreas Fleischmann

Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 46(1):5-12
Published March 2017

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Abstract

Drosera longiscapa and D. madagascariensis var. major are undoubtedly conspecific with Planchon’s D. curvipes, and hence constitute younger, heterotypic synonyms. Drosera madagascariensis s. str. does not occur in the largest part of South Africa, nearly all records previously assigned to that species from former Transvaal and Natal regions belong to D. curvipes (or D. nidiformis and D. collinsiae, respectively).

Keywords: Drosera curvipes, nidiformis, collinsiae, longiscapa, madagascariensis; Droseraceae; taxonomy

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Andreas Fleischmann. 2017. The correct name for Drosera longiscapa and the mystery of D. madagascariensis from South Africa. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 46(1):5-12.

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