Webbia https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/webbia <p><strong>Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography (<em>Webbia</em>)&nbsp;</strong>is a peer-reviewed journal on Plant Systematics, Nomenclature, Phylogeny, Phytogeography and Paleobotany. Most of the contributions deal with the Vascular Plants, but sometime contributions on Briophytes, Lichenes, Fungi and Algae are encouraged.&nbsp;&nbsp;It aims to allow research in&nbsp;botanical topics such as taxonomy, systematics, speciation, morphometrics, molecular phylogeny, conservation, biogeography, and methods.</p> Firenze University Press en-US Webbia 2169-4060 The expeditions of the research yacht Utowana and the building of the plant living collections of the oldest botanical garden of Cuba https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/webbia/article/view/10929 <p class="p1">Cienfuegos Botanical Garden is the oldest functioning botanical institution of Cuba. It was established originally as a joint endeavor between sugar magnate Edwin F. Atkins and Harvard University in 1901. Between 1925 and 1934, the research yacht Utowana performed ample plant germplasm collections for the USDA in the New and Old World as well as archeological and zoological surveys in the Neotropics. The botanical expeditions were conducted mostly, under the leadership of David Fairchild. In this contribution we review to what extent Utowana expeditions and collections were instrumental in building the living collections of Cienfuegos Botanical Garden. A total of 278 accessions (comprising 254 species) were introduced into this garden directly or indirectly through these expeditions. Currently 57 of these species (132 individuals) are still part of its living collections. Interestingly, five of the Caribbean expeditions of this research yacht carried plant material between the Cienfuegos Botanical Garden and two other botanic gardens that were operated by US entities, namely the Lancetilla Botanical Garden in Honduras (owned by the United Fruit Company) and the Summit Gardens in Panama City (managed by the Panama Canal governmental agency). Our study also shows that plant material collected during Utowana expeditions was sent from Old World and Caribbean Island botanic gardens to Cienfuegos Botanical Garden. Thomas Barbour, director of this botanical institution between 1927 and 1946 joined four of these plant hunting endeavors. He provided strong support for the growing of the Cienfuegos Botanical Garden living collections with plant material collected during Utowana expeditions.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p> Rosalina Montes Espín Ileana Fernández-Santana Amanda Lucía Vitlloch Ramos Leosveli Vasallo Rodríguez Mario A. Lima Cruz Javier Francisco-Ortega Copyright (c) 2021 Rosalina Montes Espín, Ileana Fernández-Santana, Amanda Lucía Vitlloch Ramos, Leosveli Vasallo Rodríguez, Mario A. Lima Cruz, Javier Francisco-Ortega https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-09-07 2021-09-07 76 2 143 166 10.36253/jopt-10929 The genus Salacia (Celastraceae: Salaciodeae) in peninsular India https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/webbia/article/view/10390 <p>The genus <em>Salacia </em>(Celastraceae: Salaciodeae) in peninsular India is revised, wherein ten species are recognised. Eight species are endemic to the region. <em>Salacia macrophylla</em> and <em>S. reticulata</em> are excluded from the revision as occurrence of both the species is doubtful in mainland India. <em>Salacia macrosperma</em> exhibits great variation in leaf shape, flower number, pedicel length and fruit texture, hence the morphologically similar species <em>S. beddomei </em>and <em>S. vellaniana</em> are relegated to its synonymy. Descriptions, photographs, and pen and ink as well as colour drawings of all recognised <em>Salacia</em> species are provided with an artificial key, updated nomenclature, and synonymy. Distribution and IUCN Red list categories and criteria are also discussed. Seven binomials, <em>S. fruticosa</em>, <em>S. macrophylla</em>, <em>S. macrosperma, S. oblonga, S. ovalis</em>,<em> Tontelea prinoides </em>and <em>Johnia coromadeliana </em>are lectotypified.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mayur Dhondiram Nandikar Copyright (c) 2021 Mayur Dhondiram Nandikar https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-09-07 2021-09-07 76 2 167 193 10.36253/jopt-10390 Hedyotis hamiguitanensis (Rubiaceae: Spermacoceae), a new species from Mt. Hamiguitan, Davao Oriental, Philippines and its systematic position in Hedyotis https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/webbia/article/view/10651 <p><em>Hedyotis</em> <em>hamiguitanensis</em>, from Mt. Hamiguitan, Davao Oriental, Philippines, is described, illustrated, and compared with two similar species, <em>H. whiteheadii</em> and <em>H. schlechteri</em>. This species is distinguished from congeneric Philippine species by its 5–12 cm long, compound, umbellate inflorescences, pendulous flowers, lanceolate to oblanceolate, thick, scabrid leaf blades with revolute margins. Its phylogenetic systematic position within the tribe Spermococeae is determined with a phylogenetic analysis using chloroplast (rps16, petD) and nuclear ribosomal (ITS, ETS) nucleotide sequence data.</p> Propa Joy R. Santor Duane Dominic B. Santiago Conrado Joshua V. Mataga Elyjha S. Gabriel Grecebio Jonathan D. Alejandro Copyright (c) 2021 Propa Joy R. Santor, Duane Dominic B. Santiago, Conrado Joshua V. Mataga, Elyjha S. Gabriel, Grecebio Jonathan D. Alejandro https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-09-07 2021-09-07 76 2 195 202 10.36253/jopt-10651 You ‘Sau’ Me! A new species and a rediscovery in the genus Saurauia (Actinidiaceae) from Zamboanga Peninsula, Mindanao Island, Philippines https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/webbia/article/view/10712 <p>Abstract. A new species and a rediscovery in the genus <em>Saurauia </em>(Actinidiaceae) from Zamboanga Peninsula, Mindanao island, Philippines are presented here. The new species, <em>Saurauia</em> <em>abbreviata</em>, closely resembles <em>Saurauia lanaensis</em> Merr. but can be differentiated by having longer petioles, uniformly setose adaxial leaf surface, longer and wider leaves, more lateral veins, 3 styles, and a 3(–4)-locular ovary. This discovery raises the current number of recognized <em>Saurauia</em> in the Philippines to 57 following an 87-year gap in the taxonomic study of this genus in the country. <em>S. longipedicellata </em>Merr. is also rediscovered after almost a century. A lectotype is here assigned for this name selected among the syntypes. Photographs, ecological notes, and an amended description are also provided to aid taxonomic identification.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Abstrak<strong>. </strong>Usa ka bag-ong species ug nadiskobrehan pag-usab sa genus nga <em>Saurauia </em>(Actinidiaceae) gikan sa Zamboanga Peninsula, isla sa Mindanao, Philippines ang gipresentar dinhi. Ang bag-ong species, <em>Saurauia abbreviata</em>, nahisama pag-ayo sa <em>Saurauia lanaensis </em>Merr. apan ang bag-ong species adunay labi ka taas nga mga petioles, uniformly setose ang ilalom nga dahon, mas taas ug mas lapad nga dahon, labi pang mga lateral veins, 3 styles, ug 3(–4)-locular nga obaryo. Ang nadiskobrehan nagdugang sa kadaghanon sa mga giila nga <em>Saurauia </em>sa Pilipinas ngadto sa 57 human sa 87 ka tuig nga gintang sa taxonomic nga pagtuon sa kini nga genus sa nasud. Ang <em>Saurauia longipedicellata </em>Merr. nadiskobrehan usab pagkahuman sa hapit usa ka gatus ka tuig. Ang tipipikasyon gihimo dinhi aron mapalig-og ang ngalan. Mga litrato, mga notang ekolohikal, ug giusab nga hulagway alang sa maong species makita usab dinhi.</p> Kean Roe F. Mazo Jayson A. Mansibang Lowell G. Aribal Maverick N. Tamayo Copyright (c) 2021 Kean Roe F. Mazo, Jayson A. Mansibang, Lowell G. Aribal, Maverick N. Tamayo https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-09-07 2021-09-07 76 2 203 212 10.36253/jopt-10712 Matelea tarrazuana (Apocynaceae, Asclepiadoideae), a new critically endangered ocellate species from Central Pacific of Costa Rica https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/webbia/article/view/10804 <p><em>Matelea tarrazuana</em>, a new species endemic to Costa Rica, is described and illustrated. It is similar to <em>M. pusilliflora</em>, a vine from Yucatan Peninsula because of its green flowers with a reflective white spot in the apex at the apex of each lobe, but differs from that species by its longer pedicels, larger corolla lobes, staminal corona purple (vs. orange), gynostegium with the style apex purple (vs. green) and inhabiting premontane forests of Costa Rica. Data on its distribution and habitat, phenology, conservation status and taxonomy are included, as well as photographs of the living plant, and a key to identify the five related species in Mesoamerica.</p> José Esteban Jiménez Jairo Hidalgo-Mora Copyright (c) 2021 José Esteban Jiménez, Jairo Hidalgo-Mora https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-09-07 2021-09-07 76 2 213 220 10.36253/jopt-10804 Studies on Schismatoglottideae (Araceae) of Borneo LXX — New colonial species for the Schismatoglottis [Calyptrata Clade] from Sarawak https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/webbia/article/view/10798 <p>Three new colonial species of <em>Schismatoglottis </em>Calyptrata clade are described and illustrated from Sarawak and compared with the four pre-existing morphologically similar species occurring in the state. A modified description of <em>Schismatoglottis niahensis</em> is provided to correct a previous misinterpretation of the stem architecture. All seven recognized species are illustrated from living plants.</p> Wong Sin Yeng Peter C. Boyce Copyright (c) 2021 Wong Sin Yeng, Peter C. Boyce https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-09-07 2021-09-07 76 2 221 243 10.36253/jopt-10798 Studies on Schismatoglottideae (Araceae) of Peninsular Malaysia III: New species for the Schismatoglottis Calyptrata Clade https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/webbia/article/view/11285 <p class="p1">Three new colonial species of <em><span class="s1">Schismatoglottis </span></em>Calyptrata clade are described from Peninsular Malaysia and compared with the four already known morphologically similar species described from there. All seven species are illustrated from living plants and an identification key is provided.</p> Wong Sin Yeng Peter C. Boyce Hoe Yin Chen Copyright (c) 2021 Wong Sin Yeng, Peter C. Boyce, Hoe Yin Chen https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-09-07 2021-09-07 76 2 245 259 10.36253/jopt-11285 Studies of the Homalomeneae (Araceae) of Peninsular Malaysia VII: Homalomena puncticulosa [Chamaecladon Clade], a new species from recreational forest https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/webbia/article/view/11500 <p class="p1"><em><span class="s1">Homalomena puncticulosa </span></em>is described and illustrated as a new species of the Chamaecladon Clade known from a single population in Selangor, and compared with the superficially similar <em><span class="s1">H. kiahii</span></em> Furtado, and other similar Sumateran species.</p> Wong Sin Yeng Peter C. Boyce Copyright (c) 2021 Wong Sin Yeng, Peter C. Boyce https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-09-07 2021-09-07 76 2 261 264 10.36253/jopt-11500 Four new species of Monstera (Araceae) from Panama, including one with the largest leaves and another with the largest inflorescences in the genus https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/webbia/article/view/10807 <p><em>Monstera bocatorensis</em> Croat &amp; M.Cedeño, <em>Monstera</em> <em>donosoensis</em> Croat, M.Cedeño &amp; O.Ortiz, <em>Monstera</em> <em>gigas</em> Croat, Zuluaga, M.Cedeño &amp; O.Ortiz, and <em>Monstera titanum</em> Croat, M.Cedeño &amp; O.Ortiz are newly described from Panama, and illustrated from living material.</p> Marco Cedeño-Fonseca Orlando O. Ortiz Alejandro Zuluaga Michael H. Grayum Thomas B. Croat Copyright (c) 2021 Marco Cedeño-Fonseca, Orlando O. Ortiz, Alejandro Zuluaga, Michael H. Grayum, Thomas B. Croat https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-09-07 2021-09-07 76 2 265 279 10.36253/jopt-10807 Lectotypification of five names in the genus Blumea (Asteraceae) https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/webbia/article/view/10530 <p>The lectotypification of five names in the genus&nbsp;<em>Blumea</em> (Asteracea):<em> Blumea glomerata </em>DC., <em>B. pterodonta </em>DC., <em>B. hamiltonii</em> DC., <em>Blumea arenaria</em> DC. and <em>Blumea virens</em> DC., is discussed and lectotypes designated.</p> Dilsha M. V. Satheesh George Copyright (c) 2021 Dilsha M. V., Satheesh George https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-09-07 2021-09-07 76 2 281 288 10.36253/jopt-10530 On the status of the genus Hybochilus, with a new combination in Leochilus (Orchidaceae: Oncidiinae) https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/webbia/article/view/10856 <p>The name <em>Rodriguezia inconspicua</em>, proposed as a replacement name for <em>Trichocentrum candidum</em>, is a homotypic synonym of the latter, as well as the new combinations based on the same name. The genus <em>Hybochilus</em>, typified by <em>Rodriguezia inconspicua</em>, is reduced into synonymy under <em>Trichocentrum</em>. A new combination, <em>Leochilus candelariae</em>, is proposed to accommodate the species from Costa Rica. <em>Rodriguezia candelariae</em> is typified.</p> Franco Pupulin Copyright (c) 2021 Franco Pupulin https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-09-07 2021-09-07 76 2 289 293 10.36253/jopt-10856 Wood micro-morphological characteristics of the Tribe Dalbergieae in Nigeria https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/webbia/article/view/11407 <p>The present study examined the wood micro-characters of 18 species of the tribe Dalbergieae across 4 genera in Nigeria,&nbsp; following previously described methods by other authors. The species are distributed across all geo-ecological zones of the country but more abundant in the southern area which is characterized by higher precipitation. Findings clearly showed that members of the tribe Dalbergieae have more generic/tribal characteristics than delimiting characters. The species have certain unifying characters such as diffuse pore porosity, simple perforation plates, oblique to orthogonal vessel transverse wall inclination, prismatic/styloid crystals, and non-septate fibres. Vessels were longest and widest in <em>D. saxatilis</em>, about 197.89x104.23µm. On the contrary, the shortest was observed in <em>D. hostilis </em>- 67.62 µm while the narrowest was in <em>D. oligophylla </em>(28.4 µm). While fibre length was highest in <em>P. mildbraedii</em> (331.22 µm±7.5) and smallest in <em>D. saxatilis</em> (0.69 µm±0.0), the ray cells were longest in <em>D. saxatilis</em> (185µm) and shortest in <em>P. santalinoides </em>(41.82µm) respectively. We confirm here that anatomical studies should not be neglected in plant systematics, even though molecular approaches have been the focus in recent times.</p> Deborah Moradeke Chukwuma Abiodun Emmanuel Ayodele Copyright (c) 2021 Deborah Moradeke Chukwuma, Abiodun Emmanuel Ayodele https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-09-07 2021-09-07 76 2 295 306 10.36253/jopt-11407 Index of New Taxa https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/webbia/article/view/12028 <p>.</p> Riccardo M. Baldini Copyright (c) 2021 Riccardo M. Baldini https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-09-07 2021-09-07 76 2 307 308 10.36253/jopt-12028