Original paper

Generic delimitation of Sopubia Buch.-Ham. (Scrophulariaceae), revision of Petitmenginia Bonati and description of the new Asian genus Parasopubia

Hofmann, Hans-Peter Fischer


The morphological characters on which the concept of the genus Sopubia is based are evaluated. The main element of this concept — anther morphology — is retained and refined, with two new distinguishing characters supporting it. Four species are excluded from the genus and placed in either Petitmenginia Bonati or the new genus, Parasopubia. The delimitations within the tribes Gerardieae and Buchnereae are briefly discussed.