New Combinations and Lectotypifications in Rubiaceae for the Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Roy E. Gereau Missouri Botanical Garden
  • W. R. Quentin Luke East African Herbarium, National Museums of Kenya
  • Henk J. Beentje Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Maria Alvarez Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Keywords: IUCN Red List, lectotype, new combination, valid publication


Three new combinations at subspecific rank are provided here for taxa of conservation interest in Tropical East Africa: Bullockia setiflora (Hiern) Razafim., Lantz & B. Bremer subsp. telidosma (K. Schum.) Gereau, Vangueria schumanniana (Robyns) Lantz subsp. mucronulata (Robyns) Lantz ex Gereau (both Rubiaceae: Vanguerieae), and Dirichletia glaucescens Hiern subsp. angustifolia (Verdc.) Gereau (Rubiaceae: Knoxieae). Lectotypes are designated for Plectronia telidosma K. Schum. and Tapiphyllum schumannianum Robyns.