Friis, Ib4; Darbyshire, Iain2; Wilmot-Dear, C. Melanie2; Luke, W.R. Quentin3
1 Natural History Museum of Denmark, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Faculty of Science, Københavns Universitet2 Kew, Royal Botanic Gardens3 East African Herbarium, Kenya National Museums, Nairobi, Kenya4 Natural History Museum of Denmark, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Faculty of Science, Københavns Universitet
A new and distinctive species, Pilea nguruensis Friis & I. Darbysh. (Urticaceae), is described based on material collected in 2006 from moist montane forest in the Nguru South Forest Reserve, Nguru Mountains, central Tanzania, and its conservation status is assessed. The paper supplements a revision of the African species of Pilea Lindl. made by Friis in 1989, and accounts of Pilea for a range of other African floras including the Flora of Tropical East Africa.
Kew Bulletin, 2015, Vol 70
Botanik; taxonomi; Urticaceae; Africa; Tanzania; Eastern Arc Mountains; conservation assesment; IUCN; The Faculty of Science