The type of Alafia velutina Leeuwenb. proves to be conspecific with Farquharia elliptica Stapf and hence becomes a new synonym of the latter name. Maintaining a specimen database may help in avoiding mistakes like this.

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Keywords Africa, Alafia, Apocynaceae, Farquharia, specimen database
Journal Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants
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Wieringa, J.J. (2011). Novitates Gabonenses 70. The advantages of a specimen database: Alafia velutina is a synonym of Farquharia elliptica (Apocynaceae). Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 56(3), 240–240.