A review of the genus Curtisia (Curtisiaceae)

E. YU Yembaturova, B-E. Van Wyk, P. M. Tilney
2009 Bothalia: African Biodiversity & Conservation  
A review of the monotypic southern African endemic genus Curtisia Aiton is presented. Detailed studies of the fruit and seed structure provided new evidence in support of a close relationship between the family Curtisiaceae and Comaceae. Comparisons with several other members of the Comales revealed carpological similarities to certain species of Comus s.I., sometimes treated as segregate genera Dendrobenthamia Hutch, and Benthamidia Spach. We also provide information on the history of the
more » ... ai tree, Curtisia dentata (Burm.f.) C.A.Sm. and its uses, as well as a formal taxonomic revision, including nomenclature, typification, detailed description and geographical distribution.
doi:10.4102/abc.v39i1.232 fatcat:askbk6wcgfb7togmfam4jghzfi