Afrothismia foertheriana, a new species of Burmanniaceae (tribe: Thismieae) from the peripheral zone of the Onge Forest Reserve in Cameroon’s Southwest Province is described and illustrated. The papillose, multicellular floral trichomes, the tepal’s erose margins, the small, zygomorphic perianth mouth and the dull purplish brown coloration give A. foertheriana a distinctive appearance within the genus. The species is here assessed as being critically endangered.

Burmanniaceae, Thismieae, Afrothismia foertheriana, Cameroon, conservation, taxonomy
Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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Franke, Th, Sainge, M.N, & Agerer, R. (2004). A new species of Afrothismia (Burmanniaceae; tribe: Thismieae) from the western foothills of Mount Cameroon. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 49(2/3), 451–456.