A new species of Alepidea (Apiaceae, subfam. Saniculoideae)

B. E. Van Wyk, A. de Castro, P. M. Tilney, P. J.D. Winter, A. R. Magee

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The current concept of Alepidea amatymbica Eckl. and Zeyh. embraces two distinct species which can be distinguished on the basis of leaf morphology: (1) A. amatymbica sensu stricto, which has the radical leaves attenuate at their bases and (2) A. cordifolia B.-E. Van Wyk, a new species with the radical leaves cordate at their bases. The new species also differs in the presence of minute hispid hairs on the terminal parts of the peduncles and sometimes also on the basal parts of the involucre and the sepals, styles and stylopodium. The two species are vicariants, with A. amatymbica occurring from the Eastern Cape Province northwards to the southwestern parts of KwaZulu-Natal and A. cordifolia from here northwards to Lesotho, Swaziland, Mpumalanga Province and eastern Zimbabwe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)740-745
Number of pages6
JournalSouth African Journal of Botany
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008


  • Alepidea
  • Apiaceae
  • New species
  • Saniculoideae
  • South Africa
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science


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