Xiphotheca lanceolata

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Xiphotheca lanceolata


Taxonavigation: Fabales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Podalyrieae
Genus: Xiphotheca
Species: Xiphotheca lanceolata



Xiphotheca lanceolata (E.Mey.) Eckl. & Zeyh., Enum. Pl. Afric. Austral.: 167 (1836).


  • Basionym
    • Priestleya lanceolata E.Mey., Linnaea 7: 150 (1832).
      • Lectotypus: (designated by Schutte & van Wyk, 1993: 47): South Africa, Cape Province, "Kapsche Flache bei Constantia" [Cape Flats at Constantia, 3418AB], Ecklon s.n. (S).
  • Heterotypic
    • Priestleya glauca T.M.Salter, J. S. African Bot. 8: 256 (1942).
      • Typus: South Africa, Cape Province, on lower slopes of Hercules' Pillar (Justenberg) [Joostenberg, 3318DD], Pillans 6264 (Holotypus: BOL; isotypes: K, NBG).


Native distribution areas:
Xiphotheca lanceolata
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces (Western Cape).

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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