Coelogyne putaoensis (Orchidaceae), a new species from Myanmar

Ye Lwin Aung1, Xiaohua Jin1,2, André Schuiteman3

1   State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China 

2   Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences,Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw 05282, Myanmar 

3   Science Directorate, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB, U.K.

Corresponding author: Xiaohua Jin (

PubYear : 2017

Volume :  82

Publication Name: PhytoKeys 

Page number : 27-34

Abstract: Coelogyne putaoensis, a new species of section Ocellatae from Putao, Kachin State, Myanmar, is described and illustrated. It is morphologically similar to C. taronensis and C. weixiensis, presumably its nearest relatives. An identification key and colour photographs are provided. A preliminary risk-of-extinction assessment according to the IUCN Red List categories and criteria is given for the new species.

Keyword: Arethuseae, Kachin, key, montane forest, section Ocellatae, taxonomy