Tuesday, March 15, 2016

[Botany • 2016] Lilium procumbens and its Allies in the Flora of Vietnam


Lilium procumbens  Aver. & N.Tanaka, 2016

ABSTRACT
 Lilium procumbens – a new species discovered at a limestone ridge in northern Vietnam is unique in having a slender procumbent stem. This paper presents a detailed taxonomic account of the species including a description, illustrations, information on the type, ecology, phenology and distribution, affinity with other congeners, and expected conservation status. A key to all the known Lilium species from Vietnam and an annotated list of them are also provided.

KEY WORDS: Lilium, nature protection, new species, plant diversity, plant taxonomy, Vietnam.


Lilium procumbens Aver. & N.Tanaka, sp. nov.

Etymology: The specific epithet refers to the procumbent habit of the plant.

Distribution: Endemic to VIETNAM, Cao Bang province (Nguyen Binh district, Ca Thanh municipality).


 Lilium species from Vietnam
The name of cultivated species is marked with an asterisk* 

1. Lilium procumbens Aver. & N.Tanaka, sp. nov. 
2. Lilium eupetes J.M.H. Shaw, 2008, Plantsman n.s., 7: 39.
3. Lilium poilanei Gagnep., 1934, Fl. Indo-Chine 6: 810, fig. 80, 1 
4. Lilium brownii F.E. Brown ex Miellez, 1841, Cat. Expos. Soc. Hort. Lille

5. Lilium concolor Salisb.*, 1806, Parad. Lond. t. 47
6. Lilium longiflorum Thunb.*, 1794, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 2: 333
7. Lilium lancifolium Thunb.*, 1794, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 2: 333

 Leonid V. Averyanov, Noriyuki Tanaka and Khang Sinh Nguyen. 2016. New Species - Lilium procumbens and its Allies in the Flora of Vietnam.
 Taiwania. 61(1): 1‒7. DOI:  10.6165/tai.2016.61.1

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