Check List 18(6): 1203-1230, doi: 10.15560/18.6.1203
Sixty-seven species newly recorded for the flora of Angola: recent findings from vegetation surveys and herbarium collections
expand article infoThea Lautenschläger, Anne Göhre, Barbara Ditsch, Christin Baumgärtel, Mawunu Monizi§, José Lau Mandombe§, Marcus Lehnert|, Carel C.H. Jongkind, Hans J.G.M. Persoon#, Martin Cheek¤, Alexandre Monro¤, David Goyder¤, Iain Darbyshire¤, Alan Paton¤, Fernanda Lages«, Tom Wells», Norbert Jürgens˄, Manfred Finckh˄, Paulina Meller˄
‡ Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany§ Universidade Kimpa Vita, Uíge, Angola| Institute of Biology/Geobotany & Botanical Garden, Halle, Germany¶ Meise Botanic Garden, Meise, Belgium# Utrecht University Botanic Gardens, Utrecht, Netherlands¤ Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London, United Kingdom« ISCED Huila, Lubango, Angola» University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom˄ Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
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Angola is a tropical country with many biogeographical units and, therefore, has a high floristic diversity. Although an increasing number of floristic studies has been carried out in Angola in recent years, the country is still considered to be underinvestigated as many species being collected were previously unknown there. Several scientific groups working in different parts of Angola contributed to this paper their data from biodiversity assessments. With this we can add 67 species newly recorded for Angola, including two new generic records and five alien species, to the almost 7,300 vascular plant taxa known so far for Angola. Most of the new records for Angola are also present in different neighbouring countries, but they are little known, and their IUCN threat status has not been assessed yet. However, ongoing fieldwork and exploration are needed to complete the floristic knowledge of the understudied country.
Tropical Africa; plant diversity; disjunct populations; alien species