Original Research

Lithospermum sylvestre (Boraginaceae): A new species from the Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape, South Africa

James I. Cohen, John C. Manning, Doug Euston-Brown
Bothalia | Vol 49, No 1 | a2411 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v49i1.2411 | © 2019 John C. Manning | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 October 2018 | Published: 25 June 2019

About the author(s)

James I. Cohen, Applied Biology Program, Kettering University, Flint, United States
John C. Manning, Compton Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Cape Town, South Africa; and, School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Doug Euston-Brown, Private, Scarborough, South Africa

Abstract

Background: Recent field work in the Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape, resulted in several collections of an unknown species of Lithospermum (Boraginaceae), a genus that is taxonomically relatively poorly understood in southern Africa.

Objectives: To describe the Baviaanskloof collections and characterise them against currently known species of Lithospermum.

Method: Relevant literature was surveyed and herbarium and fresh material was examined.

Results: Recent collections of Lithospermum from the Baviaanskloof Mountains in Eastern Cape represent an undescribed species.

Conclusion: Lithospermum sylvestre J.Cohen & J.C.Manning is a new species recognised by its well-branched stems with adpressed-scabrid pubescence, and relatively long-tubed flowers with long styles that are ± as long as the corolla tube and only shortly included within it.


Keywords

Boraginaceae; Lithospermum sylvestre; new species; South Africa; taxonomy

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