Saturday, March 18, 2017

[Botany • 2017] Alpinia newmanii sp. nov. (Zingiberaceae) from central Vietnam


Alpinia newmanii N.S. Lý 
 DOI:   10.1111/njb.01429  

Abstract

Alpinia newmanii, a new species from central Vietnam, is described and illustrated. A morphological comparison with the most closely related species and a key to the species of Alpinia subsection Catimbium in Vietnam are provided.

Figure 1.  Alpinia newmanii sp. nov.
 
(A) habit, (B) leaves with young and ripe inflorescence, (C) pseudo-stem and detail of ligules, (D) rhizome and its internal coloration, (E) young inflorescence with unopened sheathing bracts, (F) inflorescence in nature, (G) close-up of flower, (H) dissection (from left): fl oral tube with anther in side view, labellum, corolla lobes, calyxes (the left one is in alcohol material), bracteoles and flower (scale bar in cm), (I) detail of ovary with epigynous glands, cross-section of ovary (below), stamens in front and side views (from left, anther in front view is in alcohol material, scale bar in mm), (J) ripe fruits and seeds (scale bar in mm).
Photos by Ngọc-Sâm Lý .   DOI:   10.1111/njb.01429   

Alpinia newmanii N.S. Lý sp. nov. (subsection Catimbium)

Etymology:  The specific epithet is chosen in honour of Dr Mark Fleming Newman, a ginger specialist at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (E), for his remarkable contributions to the study of Indochinese gingers.


Ngọc-Sâm Lý. 2017. Alpinia newmanii sp. nov. (Zingiberaceae) from central Vietnam.
 Nordic Journal of Botany.  DOI:   10.1111/njb.01429 


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