A synopsis of Casearia Jacq. (Samydeae - Salicaceae) in West and Central Africa with a description of a new species from Eastern Congo (Kinshasa)

F.J. Breteler

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Summary Sleumer¿s (1971) revision of Casearia (formerly Flacourtiaceae, now Salicaceae) is reviewed to correct the specific delimitation, nomenclature and geography of some of the West and Central African species. As a result, Casearia inaequalis Hutch. & Dalz. and C. prismatocarpa Mast. are resurrected, the latter to replace C. calodendron Gilg ex Engl. Casearia michelsonii, from the mountains of East Congo (Kinshasa), is described as new. A revised key to the species of West and Central Africa is presented and their distributions are mapped
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-112
JournalKew Bulletin
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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