Wahlenbergia cordiformis (Campanulaceae: Campanuloideae), a new woody species from Western Cape, South Africa

6 March 2018

Cupido, Christopher; Engelbrecht, Mischke

A new species Wahlenbergia cordiformis of the Lightfootia-type is described and illustrated. It is currently only known from the farm, Knolfontein, in the Swartruggens region, north east of Ceres in the Western Cape, South Africa. The closest relative of W. cordiformis is unclear, but it could be closely related to either W. tenella, W. nodosa, W. tenerrima, W. oligantha or W. neorigida. W. cordiformis is distinguished from them by its cordate, leaf-like calyx lobes.