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1 October 2009 A New Species of Yam from Kenya, Dioscorea kituiensis: Pollen Morphology, Conservation Status, and Speciation
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Comparative morphological studies of specimens included in Dioscorea gillettii from Kenya and Ethiopia show differentiation between a northern group of populations in Sidamo and Bale Provinces in Ethiopia and near Moyale in northern Kenya and a southern group found in Kitui and Meru Districts of Kenya. Thus the southern element is described as a new species. The two species also differ in their pollen morphology. An illustration, distribution map, and a conservation status assessment are provided for D. kituiensis, and its mode of speciation is discussed.

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Paul Wilkin, A. Muthama Muasya, Hannah Banks, Carol A. Furness, Kai Vollesen, Odile Weber, and Sebsebe Demissew "A New Species of Yam from Kenya, Dioscorea kituiensis: Pollen Morphology, Conservation Status, and Speciation," Systematic Botany 34(4), 652-659, (1 October 2009). https://doi.org/10.1600/036364409790139646
Published: 1 October 2009
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