Coelogyne magnifica (Orchidaceae), a new species fromnorthern Myanmar

Bin Yang1,2, Shi-Shun Zhou1,2, Qiang Liu1,3, Kyaw Win Maung4, Ren Li1, Rui-Chang Quan1,2, Yun-Hong Tan1,2

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

2 Centre for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Menglun, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, P.R. China 

3 Gardening and Horticulture Department, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Menglun, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, P.R. China 

4 Forest Research Institute, Forest Department, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw 05282, Myanmar

PubYear : 2017

Volume : 88

Publication Name: PhytoKeys

Page number :109-117

Abstract: Coelogyne magnifica (Orchidaceae), a new species from Putao, Kachin State, Myanmar, is described and illustrated. It belongs to Coelogyne section Ocellatae Pfitzer & Kraenzl. and it is morphologically similar to Coelogyne corymbosa and C. taronensis, but can be distinguished from these species by its larger flowers, lanceolate sepals and petals, a narrowly ovate lip, which has two bright yellow patches surrounded by shiny brownish red and two fimbriate or erose-lacerate lateral keels on the lip. The major differences between these species are outlined and discussed.

Keywords: Kachin state, section Ocellatae, key, plant taxonomy, IUCN, Hponkan Razi