Courbonia virgata Brongn.

First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 7: 901 (1860)
This name is a synonym of Maerua pseudopetalosa

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux. [Cited as Maerua pseudopetalosa.]
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Maerua pseudopetalosa.]
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps. [Cited as Maerua pseudopetalosa.]
  • Elffers, J., Graham, R.A. & Dewolf, G.P. (1964). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Capparidaceae: 1-88. [Cited as Maerua pseudopetalosa.]
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort. [Cited as Maerua pseudopetalosa.]

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Chev. Fl. Viv. 1: 192.
  • Gilg & Benedict in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 53: 217 (1915)
  • —F.T.A. 1: 88

Other Data

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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