Friday, September 30, 2016

[Botany • 2016] Gastrodia cooperae & G. molloyi • Two New Species of Gastrodia (Gastrodieae, Orchidaceae) endemic to New Zealand

Gastrodia cooperae and G. molloyi 
Lehnebach & J.R.Rolfe 
DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.277.3.2


Two new species of GastrodiaGastrodia cooperae and G. molloyi are described. These species are endemic to New Zealand and can be distinguished from other New Zealand Gastrodia by the length of the column and the colour of the labellum tip. Gastrodia cooperae is known from only three localities and it is ranked as Threatened: Nationally Critical.

Keywords: AFLP, conservation, myco-heterotrophy, new species, orchid, threatened flora, Monocots

Carlos A. Lehnebach, Jeremy R. Rolfe, Jasmine Gibbins and Peter Ricthie. 2016. Two New Species of Gastrodia (Gastrodieae, Orchidaceae) endemic to New Zealand.
 Phytotaxa. 277(3); 237–254. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.277.3.2

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