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Taxonomic revision of Aspidistra Ker-Gawl. (Asparagaceae) in Taiwan

Chang-Tse Lu, Kuei-Chun Chuang, Yen-Hsueh Tseng, Chao-Chien Wang, Jenn-Che Wang

Published on: 25 May 2020

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2020.65.277

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2020 vol.65 no.3 pp.277-285



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