The present paper is a monographic revision of the genus Alafia. The study is based mainly on herbarium material, but, in addition, the author has seen living plants in the wild belonging to 7 of the 23 species maintained here (15 in continental Africa and 8 in Madagascar). Two keys are provided -the first for species indigenous to mainland Africa and the second for those found in Madagascar. It has been possible to trace almost all the type specimens of the names and synonyms discussed here.
|Publication status||Published - 1997|