Premna grandipaniculata (Lamiaceae, Premnoideae), a remarkable new species from north Myanmar
A remarkable new Premna species from Myanmar, P. grandipaniculata Y.H.Tan & Bo Li (Lamiaceae), is here described and illustrated.
Yun-Hong Tan1,2, De-Rong Li3, Shi-Shun Zhou1,2, Yong-Jun Chen3, Gemma L.C. Bramley4, Bo Li3
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, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, China
3 College of Agronomy, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, Jiangxi 330045, China
4 Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE, UK
Corresponding author: Bo Li (email@example.com)
PubYear : 2018
Publication Name: PhytoKeys
Page number: 117-123
Abstract: A remarkable new Premna species from Myanmar, P. grandipaniculata Y.H.Tan & Bo Li (Lamiaceae), is here described and illustrated. It differs from all known congeneric taxa by having huge complicated panicles which have tertiary branches formed by spike-like thyrses. In Premna, such a spike-like thyrse is found in P. bracteata and P. interrupta, but those species can be easily distinguished from P. grandipaniculata by their habit, indumentum, leaf size and inflorescence structure.
Keywords: Morphology, paniculiform inflorescence, Premna, spike-like thyrses