The formal description of four species of Cameroonian forest legume trees new to science has been hampered by uncertainty as to whether their correct generic placement is within Hymenostegia Harms or Talbotiella Baker f. As there has been doubt as to whether these two genera differ from one another, an investigation was undertaken so that the new species could be correctly assigned to genus. Using morphological, molecular and pollen data, our study supports the recognition of Hymenostegia and Talbotiella as distinct genera, consequently the new species are correctly placed in Talbotiella. In addition, our data reveal the extensive heterogeneous nature of Hymenostegia as currently circumscribed and the need to transfer H. breteleri to Talbotiella.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 18th AETFAT Congress, Yaoundé, Cameroon, 26 February - 2 March, 2007|
|Editors||X. van der Burgt, J. van der Maesen, J.M. Onana|
|Place of Publication||Kew|
|Publisher||Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||18th AETFAT Congress, Yaoundé, Cameroon - |
Duration: 26 Feb 2007 → 2 Mar 2007
|Conference||18th AETFAT Congress, Yaoundé, Cameroon|
|Period||26/02/07 → 2/03/07|
Mackinder, B., Wieringa, J. J., Lunenburg, I., & Banks, H. (2010). Clarifying the generic limits of Talbotiella and Hymenostegia (Detarieae, Caesalpinioideae, Leguminosae). In X. van der Burgt, J. van der Maesen, & J. M. Onana (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th AETFAT Congress, Yaoundé, Cameroon, 26 February - 2 March, 2007 (pp. 11-14). Kew: Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens.