Kew Bulletin

, 66:299 | Cite as

Capparis tchaourembensis, a new species of Capparaceae from Mayotte, Comororian Archipelago

  • Silvio FiciEmail author


A new species of Capparis, C. tchaourembensis Fici, is described and illustrated. Its conservation status is assessed and its affinities with related taxa are discussed.

Key words

Capparaceae Capparis C. sect. Monostichocalix Mayotte new species 



I am grateful to Lourdes Rico, Sven Landrein and Johanna Osborne for assistance during herbarium research at Kew, and to the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle for furnishing information and photos of collections kept at P. This research was supported by the University of Palermo (funding ex MIUR 60 %).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Biologia Ambientale e BiodiversitàUniversità di PalermoPalermoItaly

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