Nomenclatural Change

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

John C. Manning
Bothalia | Vol 49, No 1 | a2380 | DOI: | © 2019 John C. Manning | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 June 2018 | Published: 09 January 2019

About the author(s)

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


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.


Adhatoda; Nomenclature


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