A new name in southern African Justicia L. (Acanthaceae)


Adhatoda, Nomenclature


Background: Ongoing systematic studies in the African flora necessitate periodic nomenclatural adjustments and corrections.

Objectives: The objective of this study was to effect requisite nomenclatural changes.

Method: Relevant literature was consulted and type specimens were examined.

Results: One nomenclatural correction is required in Justicia L. (Acanthaceae).

Conclusion: The replacement name Justicia conferta J.C.Manning & Goldblatt is provided for the illegitimate homonym Justicia densiflora (Hochst.) J.C.Manning & Goldblatt, and the validity of the combination Justicia andromeda (Lindau) J.C.Manning & Goldblatt is clarified.



How to Cite

A new name in southern African Justicia L. (Acanthaceae). (2019). Bothalia, African Biodiversity & Conservation, 49(1). Retrieved from https://abcjournal.org/index.php/BothaliaABC/article/view/41