Plant Diversity ›› 2019, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (03): 135-152.doi: 10.1016/j.pld.2019.05.002

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New contributions to the flora of Myanmar I

Hong-Bo Dinga, Bin Yanga, Shi-Shun Zhoua, Mya Bhone Mawa, Kyaw Win Maungb, Yun-Hong Tana   

  1. a Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute & Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Menglun, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, China;
    b Forest Research Institute, Forest Department, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw 05282, Myanmar
  • Received:2019-03-08 Revised:2019-05-10 Online:2019-06-25 Published:2019-08-15
  • Contact: Yun-Hong Tan,E-mail address:tyh@xtbg.org.cn E-mail:tyh@xtbg.org.cn
  • Supported by:
    This work was financially supported by a project of the Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (Y4ZK111B01) and LancangMekong Cooperation (LMC) Special Fund, China (Biodiversity Monitoring and Network Construction along Lancang-Mekong River Basin project) and the CAS 135 program (No. 2017XTBG-F03).

Abstract: In this study, we describe several new taxa belonging to the flora of Myanmar. One new family, Polyosmaceae (Polyosma wallichii Benn.) is recorded. Over ten new genera are recorded for the first time, including Amentotaxus Pilger (Taxaceae), Hydrobryopsis Engler (Podostemaceae), Cyrtosia Blume and Biermannia King & Pantling (Orchidaceae), Eleutharrhena Forman and Haematocarpus Miers (Menispermaceae), Craigia W.W. Smith & W.E. Evans (Malvaceae), Amblyanthopsis Mez (Primulaceae), Huodendron Rehder and Rehderodendron Hu (Styracaceae), Platea Blume (Metteniusaceae), Achyrospermum Blume (Lamiaceae), Christisonia Gardner (Orobanchaceae). In addition, five new species are described and illustrated:Tupistra natmataungensis Y.H. Tan & H.B. Ding, Biermannia burmanica Y.H. Tan & Bin Yang, Impatiens megacalyx Y.H. Tan & H.B. Ding, Amblyanthopsis burmanica Y.H. Tan & H.B. Ding, Platea kachinensis Y.H. Tan & H.B. Ding. The distribution, ecology, phenology, and conservation status of these new species are also described.

Key words: Polyosmaceae, New record genus, New species, Flora, Myanmar