Smicrostigma

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Smicrostigma

Smicrostigma N.E.Br. in Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 87: 72. 1930 sec. Hartmann 20171 wfo-4000035618
  • Erepsia subg. Pleiocarpa L.Bolus in Fl. Pl. South Africa 7: t. 270. 1927 syn. sec. Hartmann 20171 wfo-3500004102
    • Nametype: Smicrostigma viride (Haw.) N.E.Br.
  • 1. Hartmann, H. E. K. 2017 – In: Hartmann, H. E. K., Illustrated handbook of succulent plants. Aizoaceae, ed. 2. – Berlin: Springer

Notes

A monotypic genus, which was shown to be closely related to Zeuktophyllum (2 spp.) and Octopoma p.p. (Klak & al. 2013). All three taxa are endemic to the Little Karoo, South Africa. The overall similarity between these taxa suggests that a broader generic concept should be adopted for this group of species.A,B

Bibliography

A. Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., von Mering, S., Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U., Eriksson, R., Flores-Olvera, H., Fuentes-Bazán, S., Kadereit, G., Klak, C., Korotkova, N., Nyffeler, R., Ocampo, G. & Ochoterena, H. 2015: A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. – Willdenowia 45(3): 281-383. https://doi.org/10.3372/wi.45.45301
B. Klak, C., Hanáček, P. & Bruyns, P. V. 2013: A phylogenetic hypothesis for the recently diversified Ruschieae (Aizoaceae) in southern Africa. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 1005-1020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2013.05.030