My research interests are currently two-fold:
1. Systematics and taxonomic studies of African plants, mainly the family Fabaceae. The focus has been on the tribe Phaseoleae, where several genera (Bolusafra, Dolichos, Neorautanenia, Ophrestia, Otoptera and Sphenostylis) have been revised or are in the process of being revised (Eriosema, Rhynchosia). Work on the genus Trifolium, where we are also assessing its invasive potential in addition to its taxonomy, is also ongoing. Other flowering plant families, such as Boraginaceae (Cynoglossum) and Orobanchaceae (Sopubia), are also being studied.
2. Ethnobotany of southern African plants, in particular the ethnobotany of the Basotho people (Lesotho and South Africa).
|Field(s) of research||Plant Taxonomy and Systematics (specifically of the family Fabaceae), Ethnobotany, Medicinal Plants |
|Lecturing: Modules with short description|
Plant Diversity (BOT1B10): The module is offered to 1st year students and its purpose is to provide students with a well-rounded and broad education that equips them with knowledge to identify, name and classify plants, study vegetative features and use appropriate terminology useful in the identification of (flowering) plants and have a basic understanding of the major groups of vascular and non-vascular plants and basic ecological concepts.
Advanced Plant Taxonomy and Economic Botany (BOT8X05): The module is offered to Honours students and its primary purpose is to provide students with a comprehensive education that equips them with the necessary taxonomic, nomenclatural and floristic knowledge base, theory and methodology that will allow them to do independent research in the field of taxonomy. The module also affords students fundamental knowledge and experience of commercially important plants and their critical role in everyday human life.
|List of publications (20 most recent)|
- A. Moteetee and B-E. van Wyk. 2006. A taxonomic revision of the genus Melolobium. South African Journal of Botany 72: 51-98.
- A. Moteetee and B-E. van Wyk. 2006. Sesotho names for edible plants (exotic and indigenous). Bothalia 36(2):25-32.
- A. Moteetee and B-E. van Wyk. 2006. A revision of the genus Bolusafra (Phaseoleae, Fabaceae). South African Journal of Botany 72: 604-608.
- A. Moteetee and B-E. van Wyk. 2007. The concept of 'Musa-pelo and the medicinal use of shrubby legumes (Fabaceae) in Lesotho. Bothalia 37(1); 75-77.
- A. Moteetee and B-E. van Wyk. 2008. A synopsis of Middle-Eastern and Asian species of Argyrolobium (Genisteae, Fabaceae). South African Journal of Botany 74: 10-24.
- M.E. Daemane, B-E. van Wyk & A. Moteetee. 2010. Checklist of ferns and seed plants of the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, South Africa. Bothalia 40 (2): 175-189.
- M. Cynthia Motsi, A. Moteetee, A.J. Beaumont, B.L. Rye, M. Powell, V. Savolainen and M. van der Bank. 2010. The generic delimitation of Pimelea and Thecanthes (Thymelaeaceae): evidence from plastid and nuclear ribosomal sequence data. Australian Systematic Botany 23: 270-284.
- A. Moteetee & B-E. van Wyk. 2011. The medical ethnobotany of Lesotho. Bothalia 41 (1): 209-228.
- A. Moteetee & B-E. van Wyk. 2011. Taxonomic notes on the genus Otoptera (Phaseoleae, Fabaceae) in southern Africa. South African Journal of Botany 77: 473-477.
- A. Moteetee & B.-E. van Wyk. 2012. A revision of the genus Dolichos (Fabaceae, Papilionoideae, Phaseoleae) in South Africa (including Lesotho and Swaziland). South African Journal of Botany 78: 174-194.
- A. Moteetee & B-E. van Wyk. 2012. A revision of the genus Sphenostylis (Phaseoleae, Fabaceae) in southern Africa. Bothalia 42 (1): 1-6.
- A. Moteetee & B-E. van Wyk. 2012. Ophrestia (Phaseoleae, Fabaceae) species in southern Africa. Bothalia 42(2): 187-215.
- A. Moteetee, J.S. Boatwright & T.P. Jaca. 2012. Taxonomic notes on Rhynchosia section Cyanospermum (Phaseoleae, Fabaceae) in southern Africa. South African Journal of Botany 81: 121-127.
- L.T. Mankga, K Yessoufou, A. Moteetee, B.H. Daru, M. van der Bank. 2013. Efficacy of the core DNA barcodes in identifying processed and poorly plant materials commonly used in South African traditional medicine. Zookeys 365: 215-233.
- J.S. Boatwright & A. Moteetee. 2014. Rhynchosia bolusii (Phaseoleae, Fabaceae), a new species from the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Phytotaxa 161: 169-172.
- A. Moteetee, J.S. Boatwright, & T.P. Jaca. 2014. The identity of Rhynchosia pinnata (Phaseoleae, Fabaceae) in southern Africa. Systematic Botany 39: 1127-1131.
- L. Seleteng Kose, A. Moteetee, & S. van Vuuren. 2015. Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants commonly used in the Maseru district of Lesotho. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 170: 184-200.
- D.K. Olivier, S.F. van Vuuren & A.N. Moteetee. 2015. Annickia affinis and A. chlorantha (Enantia chlorantha) - a review of two closely related medicinal plants from tropical Africa. Journal of Ethnopharmacology
- A. Moteetee 2016. Canavalia (Phaseoleae, Fabaceae) species in South Africa: naturalised and indigenous. South African Journal of Botany 103: 6-16.
- A. Moteetee & M. Le Roux 2016. A review of the Rhynchosia totta complex including a new variety and a new species of Rhynchosia (Phaseoleae, Fabaceae) in South Africa. African Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 46: (In press).