Mussaenda recurvata (Rubiaceae), a new species from southern vietnam with observations on its heterostyly

Akiyo Naiki, Shuichiro Tagane, Hironori Toyama, Van Son Dang, Tetsukazu Yahara

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Abstract

Herein, Mussaenda recurvata, a new species from Hon Ba Nature Reserve, southern Vietnam, is described and illustrated. This species is morphologically similar to M. longipetala, distributed from southern China to northern Vietnam, in having recurved stipules and densely pilose and puberulent hairs throughout, but differs in its strongly recurved calyx lobes, a shorter corolla tube, and ovate corolla lobes. The species is morphologically heterostylous and it appears to be functionally dioecious. An updated key to Mussaenda species in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia is also provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-174
Number of pages8
JournalPhytotaxa
Volume328
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 17 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science

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