Phymosia (Malvaceae) a new genus for the flora of Africa, with nomenclatural notes

  • 1 Department PDTA, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy
  • 2 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences “A”, Laboratory of Botany, Cryptogamy and Plant Biology, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia


As part of ongoing studies of Tunisian Malvaceae, a population of Phymosia umbellata was discovered in Monastir city. It represents the first generic record for the national and continental flora. Morphological characters, as well as ecological data are given. A list of all the accepted names in Phymosia, their synonyms and types is also provided, with nomenclatural notes about some accepted Phymosia species.

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