Taxonomic studies of Glochidion (Phyllanthaceae) from the Indo-China Peninsula (I): G. shanense, a new species from Myanmar

 Gang Yao1, Jie Cai2, Youheng Wu3,4, Xuefei Yang5,6, Thaung Naing Oo7, Aung Zaw Moe7, Shixiao Luo3

1 South China Limestone Plants Research Centre, College of Forestry and Landscape Architecture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, China 

2 Plant Germplasm and Genomics Centre, Germplasm Bank of Wild Species, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, 650201, China

3 Key Laboratory of Plant Resources Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 516650, China 

4 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 1000049, China 

5 Key Laboratory of Economic Plants and Biotechnology and Yunnan Key Laboratory for Wild Plant Resources, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650201, China

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

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

Corresponding author: Shixiao Luo (

PubYear : 2018

Volume: 96

Publication Name: PhytoKeys

Page number: 57-62

Abstract: Based on morphological studies performed on live plants in the field and specimens deposited in herbaria, a new species, Glochidion shanense Gang Yao & Shixiao Luo (Phyllantheae, Phyllanthaceae), is here described and illustrated. The species is morphologically most similar to G. ellipticumWight, but can be distinguished from the latter by having hairy branchlets, longer pedicels, uniseriate and narrowly triangular sepals of female flowers, 4–5-locular ovaries, stout and cylindric persistent style on fruits.

Keywords: Phyllanthaceae, Glochidion, Morphology, Myanmar