Kappia lobulata (Apocynaceae, Periplocoideae), a new genus from South Africa

Venter, H.J.T. and Dold, A.P. and Verhoeven, R.L. and Ionta, G. (2006) Kappia lobulata (Apocynaceae, Periplocoideae), a new genus from South Africa. South African journal of botany, 72 (4). pp. 529-533. ISSN 0254-6299



Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2006.01.002


Kappia, a new genus from the Fish River Valley in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa is presented. At first described as Raphionacme lobulata Venter and R.L.Verh. [Venter, H.J.T., Verhoeven, R.L. 1988. Raphionacme lobulata (Periplocaceae), a new species from the eastern Cape Province, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 54, 603–606.] based on a single specimen collected in 1936, recently discovered plants of this species proved it to be a new genus. In habit Kappia resembles Baseonema Schltr. and Rendle, Batesanthus N.E.Br., Mondia Skeels and Stomatostemma N.E.Br. However, as far as floral structure is concerned, Kappia reveals more affinity with Raphionacme Harv. DNA sequence data show Kappia to be distinct from Batesanthus, Mondia and Raphionacme Harv. and weakly supported as a sister to Stomatostemma.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Apocynaceae; Kappia gen. nov.; Periplocoideae; South Africa
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Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Botany
ID Code:387
Deposited By: Mrs Eileen Shepherd
Deposited On:16 Oct 2006
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