A taxonomic revision of the African genus Desplatsia Bocq. (Malvaceae - Grewioideae)
CitationStaatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns. A taxonomic revision of the African genus Desplatsia Bocq. (Malvaceae - Grewioideae). Occurrence dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/rfi78r accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-03-31.
DescriptionThe data set includes data of 800 herbarium specimens (and 295 duplicates) used for a taxonomic revision of Desplatsia Bocq. (Malvaceae s.l., subfamily Grewioideae, tribe Grewieae). Desplatsia is a genus of trees and shrubs found in tropical West and Central Africa and is characterised by subulately divided stipules, the absence of an androgynophore, stamens that are fused to a tube at the base, and large and distinctive fruits that are dispersed by elephants. In the taxonomic revision four species are recognized (D. subericarpa, D. chrysochlamys, D. dewevrei and D. mildbraedii) and 12 species names are placed into synonymy, two of which have been put into synonymy for the first time: D. floribunda and D. trillesiana. All four species are widely distributed and their conservation status is assessed as Least Concern (LC). A key to the species, full species descriptions, illustrations, a specimen citation list and distribution maps are provided. All herbarium specimens were seen and identified either at the herbaria or online. The revision is published in the European Journal of Taxonomy (Wellsow J., Hart M., Wilkie P. Harris, D.J. (2019). A taxonomic revision of the African genus Desplatsia Bocq. (Malvaceae - Grewioideae). European Journal of Taxonomy 584: 1-38. https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2019.584). Acknowledgement: We thank Naturalis and Botanic Garden Meise for sending specimen data. The time span is 1861 to 2019.
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