Nomenclatural Change

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

John C. Manning, Anthony R. Magee
Bothalia | Vol 48, No 1 | a2363 | DOI: | © 2018 John C. Manning, Anthony Magee | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 April 2018 | Published: 19 July 2018

About the author(s)

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


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.


New combinations; Nomenclature; Taxonomy


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