Anthospermum welwitschii

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Type of Anthospermum welwitschii (BM000903647)
(Iso)type of Anthospermum cliffortioides (BM000903648)


Taxonavigation: Gentianales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Rubiaceae
Subfamilia: Rubioideae
Tribus: Anthospermeae
Genus: Anthospermum
Species: Anthospermum welwitschii



Anthospermum welwitschii Hiern, Cat. Afr. Pl. 1: 500 (1898); as A. Welwitschii


  • Heterotypic
    • Anthospermum cliffortioides K.Schum. in A.Engler, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 416 (1901); not accepted by Verdcourt (1976), Puff (1986: 190) and Govaerts (1995, 2003) [cited as Anthospermum welwitschii]
    • Anthospermum sp. sensu Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees Shrubs: 425 (1961); not accepted by Verdcourt (1976) and Beentje (1994) [cited as Anthospermum welwitschii]
    • Anthospermum uwembae Gilli, Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 77: 18 (1973); not accepted by Verdcourt (1976) [cited as Anthospermum usambarense], Puff (1986: 190) and Govaerts (1995, 2003) [cited as Anthospermum welwitschii]
      • Typus: A. Gilli 399 (26 July 1958, August, flower(s), fruit; holotypus: W 1973-0001008(JSTOR)).
      • Type locality: [Tanzania. Njombe District:] Hang bei Uwemba, aufgelassenes Feld, 2150 m, in der Pflanzengesellschaft herrscht Digitaria velutina var. glabrescens [= D. abyssinica (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) Stapf].

Misapplied names



Native distribution areas:

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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