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Sabaea exacoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Gentianaceae
Tribe: Exaceae
Genus: Sebaea
Sol. ex R.Br.

See text.

Sebaea is a genus of annual plants in the family Gentianaceae.[1] Species occur in Africa, Madagascar, India, China, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.[1][2] The genus was paraphyletic and has been split in four genera: Exochaenium, Klackenbergia, Lagenias and Sebaea s.str..[1][3][4] Synapomorphies for Sebaea s.str. include the presence of extra stigma along the style[5] (called diplostigmaty[6][7]) and the shape of the testa cells of the seeds.[1]

The name honors Albertus Seba (1665–1736), a Dutch pharmacist, zoologist and collector.[8]

Species include (non exhaustiv list):


  1. ^ a b c d Kissling, Jonathan; Yuan, Yong-Ming; Küpfer, Philippe; Mansion, Guilhem. "The polyphyletic genus Sebaea (Gentianaceae): A step forward in understanding the morphological and karyological evolution of the Exaceae". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 53: 734–748. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2009.07.025. PMID 19646540. 
  2. ^ Pirie, Michael; Litsios, Glenn; Bellstedt, Dirk; Salamin, Nicolas; Kissling, Jonathan. "Back to Gondwanaland: can ancient vicariance explain (some) Indian Ocean disjunct plant distributions?". Biology Letters. 11: 20150086. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2015.0086. PMC 4528461Freely accessible. PMID 26063747. 
  3. ^ Kissling, Jonathan (2012-01-01). "Taxonomy of Exochaenium and Lagenias: Two Resurrected Genera of Tribe Exaceae (Gentianaceae)". Systematic Botany. 37 (1): 238–253. doi:10.1600/036364412X616800. ISSN 0363-6445. 
  4. ^ Kissling, Jonathan; Buerki, Sven; Mansion, Guilhem (2009-08-01). "Klackenbergia (Gentianaceae – Exaceae), a new endemic genus from Madagascar". Taxon. 58 (3): 907–912. 
  5. ^ Kissling, Jonathan; Endress, Peter K.; Bernasconi, Giorgina (2009). "Ancestral and monophyletic presence of diplostigmaty in Sebaea (Gentianaceae) and its potential role as a morphological mixed mating strategy". New Phytologist. 184 (2): 303–310. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2009.03000.x. PMID 19796337. 
  6. ^ Marloth, R. (1909). "A diplostigmatic plant, Sebaea exacoides (L.) Schinz (Belmontia cordata L.).". Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa. 1: 311–314. doi:10.1080/00359190909520037. 
  7. ^ Kissling, Jonathan; Barrett, Spencer C.H. (2013). "Diplostigmaty in plants: a novel mechanism that provides reproductive assurance". Biology Letters. 9: 20130495. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2013.0495. PMC 3971688Freely accessible. PMID 23945209. 
  8. ^ a b c "Sebaea". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 3 January 2011.