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Kew Bulletin

Kew Bulletin

Official Journal of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Editor-in-Chief: David Simpson

ISSN: 0075-5974 (print version)
ISSN: 1874-933X (electronic version)

Journal no. 12225

Top New Species

Take a closer look at these new species, described in Kew Bulletin.

Four new species of Aloe (Aloaceae) from Ethiopia 

Passiflora cristalina, a striking new species of Passiflora (Passifloraceae) from Mato Grosso, Brazil 

Dombeya gautieri (Dombeyaceae), a remarkable new species from Madagascar 

Dombeya gautieri Dorr & Skema sp. nov. is described from Madagascar and illustrated. It is remarkable for its pinnatipartite leaves, reduced number of fertile stamens, petaloid staminodes, deeply divided style, and minute, 2-carpellate ovary.

A critically endangered new species of yam (Dioscorea strydomiana Wilkin, Dioscoreaceae) from Mpumalanga, South Africa  

Dioscorea strydomiana is a recently discovered yam from South Africa. It is critically endangered and one of the most unusual yam species anywhere in the world.

Mastigostyla I. M. Johnst. in Bolivia: three new species and new data on M. cardenasii R. C. Foster 

Dioscorea orangeana (Dioscoreaceae), a new and threatened species of edible yam from northern Madagascar  

Berlinia korupensis (Leguminosae – Caesalpinioideae), a new tree species from Cameroon  

A monograph of Cyrtostachys (Arecaceae)  

A spectacular new species of canopy palm recently discovered by Kew botanists in the remote Western Province of Papua New Guinea.

Further New Species 

Herbaria are a major frontier for species discovery 

D.P. Bebber et al (PNAS, 2010)

‘We reasoned that new species described in Kew Bulletin provide a representative sample of all new species descriptions included in taxonomic revisions, small monographs, and novelties as a result of ongoing collecting activities’.



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    Kew Bulletin is an international peer-reviewed journal for the taxonomy, systematics and conservation of vascular plants and fungi. Papers on conservation, evolution, palynology, cytology, anatomy, biogeography and phytochemistry are considered, where relevant to taxonomy and systematics. Review papers on topics appropriate to the journal are invited. The journal is richly illustrated with line drawings and photographs, and also features a Book Review and Notices section. Four parts (c. 640 pp) are published each year.

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