Kew Bulletin

, Volume 65, Issue 3, pp 401–420 | Cite as

A revision of the genus Talbotiella Baker f. (Caesalpinioideae: Leguminosae)

  • Barbara A. Mackinder
  • Jan J. Wieringa
  • Xander M. van der Burgt


A revision of the genus Talbotiella Baker f. (Caesalpinioideae: Leguminosae) is presented. Four species from Cameroon are described as new and a species of Hymenostegia, also from Cameroon, is transferred to Talbotiella bringing the number of species in Talbotiella to eight: T. bakossiensis Cheek, T. batesii Baker f., T. breteleri (Aubrév.) Mackinder & Wieringa, T. ebo Mackinder & Wieringa, T. eketensis Baker f., T. gentii Hutch. & Greenway, T. korupensis Mackinder & Wieringa and T. velutina Burgt & Wieringa. The centre of diversity is Cameroon where six of the eight species occur, five of which are country endemics. Vegetative characters that can be used to distinguish the species are provided in tabular form. Species distributions are mapped and all species are assessed for conservation status.

Key Words

Cameroon endemic species Detarieae endangered species Fabaceae Ghanaian endemic species Leguminosae Nigerian endemic species Tropical Africa 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara A. Mackinder
    • 1
  • Jan J. Wieringa
    • 2
  • Xander M. van der Burgt
    • 1
  1. 1.HLAARoyal Botanic Gardens, KewRichmondUK
  2. 2.National Herbarium of the NetherlandsWageningen University Branch, Biosystematics GroupWageningenThe Netherlands

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