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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.115.2.5

The correct name of Aloe plicatilis in Kumara (Xanthorrhoeaceae subfam. Asphodeloideae)

Ronell Klopper

Abstract


The genus Kumara Medikus (1786: 69) was recently reinstated in the Xanthorrhoeaceae: Asphodeloideae (alternatively Asphodelaceae: Alooideae) comprising only one species, namely the fan aloe, Kumara disticha Medikus (1786: 70) [with Aloe plicatilis (Linnaeus 1753: 321) Miller (1768: 7) given as a synonym] (Grace et al. 2013). However, if the fan aloe, currently  nown as Aloe plicatilis, is treated as a species of Kumara, the epithet plicatilis has priority and a new combination in Kumara is required. The new combination is made here.


Keywords


Nomenclature; Xanthorrhoeaceae; Asphodeloideae; new combination; Kumara; Aloe plicatilis

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