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Published: 2018-07-18

New combinations in Stenostelma (Apocynaceae—Asclepiadoideae) and two novel species from South Africa

National Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X101, 0001 Pretoria, South Africa. School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X54001, Durban, 4000 South Africa. Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management, North-West University, Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa.
School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X54001, Durban, 4000 South Africa.
Asclepiadeae Asclepiadinae new combinations new species Schizoglossum-complex Stenostelma ligulatum Stenostelma urceolatum Eudicots

Abstract

Two new combinations are made for taxa that were previously attributed to the genus Schizoglossum and are now placed in the genus Stenostelma. Included is the typification of Stenostelma capense, S. carinatum, S. corniculatum, S. eustegioides and S. periglossoides. Two new species, Stenostelma ligulatum and S. urceolatum, both with restricted distributions, are described here. Preliminary conservation assessments (Red List status) for the newly described taxa are provided.