Additional new combinations in Sesamum L. (Pedaliaceae: Sesameae)

Authors

  • John C. Manning Compton Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa; Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Anthony R. Magee Compton Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa; Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.%20v48i1.2363

Keywords:

New combinations;, Nomenclature, Taxonomy

Abstract

Background: Ongoing systematic studies in the African flora necessitate periodic nomenclatural adjustments and corrections.
Objectives: To effect requisite nomenclatural changes.
Method: Relevant literature was surveyed and requisite nomenclatural transfers provided.
Results: The new combination Sesamum byngianum Christenh. proposed for Josephinia africana Vatke is superfluous as an available synonym exists.
Conclusions: The new combination Sesamum rosaceum (Engl.) J.C. Manning & Magee is also provided for Josephinia africana Vatke. Three new sectional combinations are provided to accommodate the species previously placed in Ceratotheca Endl., Josephinia Vent. and Dicerocaryum Bojer in the current infrageneric classification of Sesamum.

Published

2018-07-19

How to Cite

Manning, J. C. ., & Magee, A. R. . (2018). Additional new combinations in Sesamum L. (Pedaliaceae: Sesameae). Bothalia, African Biodiversity & Conservation, 48(1). https://doi.org/10.4102/abc. v48i1.2363