Hedychium putaoense (Zingiberaceae), a new species from Putao, Kachin State, Northern Myanmar

Hong-Bo Ding1,2, Yang Bin1,2, Shi-Shun Zhou1,2, Ren Li1, Mya Bhone Maw1,

Win Maung Kyaw 3, 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 Forest Research Institute, Forest Department, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw 05282, Myanmar

Corresponding author: Yun-Hong Tan (tyh@xtbg.org.cn)

PubYear : 2018

Volume: 94

Publication Name: PhytoKeys

Page number: 51-57

Abstract: Hedychium putaoense Y.H. Tan & H.B. Ding, a new species of Zingiberaceae from Putao, Kachin state, Northern Myanmar, is described and illustrated. It is similar to H. densiflorum Wall. and H. longipedunculatum A.R.K. Sastry & D.M. Verma, but differs by its very small bract (4–6 × 2.5–3 mm vs. 18–19 × 5–5.5 mm and ca. 11 × 7 mm, respectively), semicircle and dark red bracteole, orange flower and broadly falcate to lanceolate lateral staminodes.

Keywords: Hedychium, Myanmar, Taxonomy, Morphology, Zingiberaceae

Link: https://phytokeys.pensoft.net/article/22065/