Two new Sabicea (Rubiaceae) species from West Central Africa: Sabicea bullata and Sabicea urniformis

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2014
Authors:Zemagho, L, Lachenaud, O, Dessein, S, Liede-Schumann, S, Sonke, B
Journal:Phytotaxa
Volume:173
Issue:4
Start Page:285
Pagination:292
Date Published:02 July 2014
Keywords:Conservation status, IUCN Red List Categories, Lower Guinea, Rumpi Hills
Abstract:

Two distinctive new species of Sabicea (Rubiaceae) from the Lower Guinea region are described and illustrated. Sabicea
bullata is easily recognized by its cordate leaves, which are strongly bullate above, and its sessile glomerulate inflorescences.
It is restricted to the Rumpi Hills and Bakossi Mountains, in southwestern Cameroon. Sabicea urniformis, from southern
Gabon and Congo-Brazzaville, is remarkable in having discolorous leaves and an urn-shaped involucre with bracts shortly
connate at the base.
Detailed descriptions and botanical drawings are provided, conservation status assessed and taxonomic affinities
discussed.
 

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