The correct identity of Lasiosiphon microphyllus (Meisn.) Meisn. (Thymelaeaceae) and the new combination Lasiosiphon kuntzei (Gilg.) R.Kolokoto & Magee

Authors

  • Refilwe Kolokoto Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, University of the Western Cape; South African National Biodiversity Institute
  • James Boatwright Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, University of the Western Cape
  • John Manning South African National Biodiversity Institute; Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Lize von Staden South African National Biodiversity Institute
  • Anthony Magee South African National Biodiversity Institute; Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology, University of Johannesburg

Keywords:

new combination, Gnidia microphylla, Gnidia suavissima, Gnidia kuntzei, Greater Cape Floristic Region, Karoo, Richtersveld, new synonym

Abstract

Background: While working towards a taxonomic revision of the genus Lasiosiphon (Thymelaeaceae), it became clear that the current application of the name Lasiosiphon microphyllus did not correspond to the identity of the type material.

Objectives: To effect the requisite nomenclatural changes.

Method: Herbarium specimens from NBG and PRE as well as the type collections of L. microphyllus and Lasiosiphon suavissimus were studied.

Results: Nomenclatural corrections are required for the taxa currently treated as L. microphyllus and L. suavissimus.

Conclusions: Lasiosiphon microphyllus is recognised as the earliest name for the tetramerous species currently known as L. suavissimus. Gnidia kuntzei is the earliest available name for the pentamerous taxon currently treated as L. microphyllus and the new combination Lasiosiphon kuntzei (Gilg.) R.Kolokoto & Magee is provided.

Author Biographies

Refilwe Kolokoto, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, University of the Western Cape; South African National Biodiversity Institute

Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
Compton Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Cape Town, South Africa

James Boatwright, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, University of the Western Cape

Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

John Manning, South African National Biodiversity Institute; Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, University of KwaZulu-Natal

South African National Biodiversity Institute, Cape Town, South Africa

Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Lize von Staden, South African National Biodiversity Institute

South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, South Africa

Anthony Magee, South African National Biodiversity Institute; Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology, University of Johannesburg

Compton Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Cape Town, South Africa

Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Published

2019-08-19

How to Cite

Kolokoto, R. ., Boatwright, J. ., Manning, J., von Staden, L. ., & Magee, A. . (2019). The correct identity of Lasiosiphon microphyllus (Meisn.) Meisn. (Thymelaeaceae) and the new combination Lasiosiphon kuntzei (Gilg.) R.Kolokoto & Magee. Bothalia, African Biodiversity & Conservation, 49(1). Retrieved from https://abcjournal.org/index.php/BothaliaABC/article/view/42