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Bothalia - African Biodiversity & Conservation

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

Abstract

STIRTON, Charles H.  and  DU PREEZ, Brian. Otholobium outrampsii (Psoraleeae, Fabaceae) - a new species from the Western Cape, South Africa. Bothalia (Online) [online]. 2021, vol.51, n.2, pp.1-5. ISSN 2311-9284.  http://dx.doi.org/10.38201/btha.abc.v51.i2.5.

Otholobium outrampsii (Psoraleeae, Fabaceae) - a new species from the Western Cape Province, South Africa, is described and illustrated. This species is closely related to O. curtisiae but can be morphologically distinguished by it having semi-conduplicate, minutely glandular, softly pilose leaflets (versus flat, prominently glandular, glabrous leaflets); leaflet apex attenuate (versus leaflet apex shortly apiculate); calyx accrescent (versus calyx non-accrescent). The description of this new species further highlights the value of citizen science and by giving it the specific epithet 'outrampsii', we honour an incredible group of citizen scientists, namely the Outramps CREW group.

Keywords : Psoraleeae; Fabaceae; Otholobium; new species; taxonomy.

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