A revision of the genus Bolusafra (tribe Phaseoleae, Fabaceae)

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A revision of the poorly known South African endemic genus Bolusafra, is presented. This monotypic genus is closely related to Rhynchosia and has not been revised since its description in 1891. The nomenclature and typification of the genus are given, together with distributional information. Illustrations of vegetative and reproductive characters, including the distinctive bulbous-based hairs and fleshy arils are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-608
Number of pages5
JournalSouth African Journal of Botany
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006


  • Bolusafra
  • Bulbous-based hairs
  • Taxonomic treatment
  • Uniseriate hairs
  • Vesicular glands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science


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