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Bothalia - African Biodiversity & Conservation

On-line version ISSN 2311-9284
Print version ISSN 0006-8241

Abstract

COHEN, James I.; MANNING, John C.  and  EUSTON-BROWN, Doug. Lithospermum sylvestre (Boraginaceae): A new species from the Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape, South Afric. Bothalia (Online) [online]. 2019, vol.49, n.1, pp.1-5. ISSN 2311-9284.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/abc.v49i1.2411.

BACKGROUND: Recent field work in the Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape, resulted in several collections of an unknown species of Lithospermum (Boraginaceae), a genus that is taxonomically relatively poorly understood in southern Africa OBJECTIVES: To describe the Baviaanskloof collections and characterise them against currently known species of Lithospermum METHOD: Relevant literature was surveyed and herbarium and fresh material was examined RESULTS: Recent collections of Lithospermum from the Baviaanskloof Mountains in Eastern Cape represent an undescribed species CONCLUSION: Lithospermum sylvestre J.Cohen & J.C.Manning is a new species recognised by its well-branched stems with adpressed-scabrid pubescence, and relatively long-tubed flowers with long styles that are ± as long as the corolla tube and only shortly included within it

Keywords : Boraginaceae; Lithospermum sylvestre; new species; South Africa; taxonomy.

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