Kew Bulletin

, Volume 67, Issue 4, pp 739–741 | Cite as

Capparis kebarensis, a new species of Capparaceae from Papua Barat, Indonesia

  • Silvio FiciEmail author


The new species Capparis kebarensis Fici (Capparaceae) is here described and illustrated. Its affinities are discussed.

Key Words

Kepala Burung sect. Monostichocalix West Papua 



I am grateful to Lourdes Rico, Sven Landrein and Johanna Osborne for assistance during herbarium research at K, and to Lorenzo Gianguzzi (University of Palermo) for drawing the flower. 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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