Monday, January 15, 2018

[Botany • 2017] Caulokaempferia dinabandhuensis • A New Species of Caulokaempferia (Zingiberaceae) from Manipur, India

Caulokaempferia dinabandhuensis 
Biseshwori & Bipin 

The Journal of Japanese Botany. 92(2)

A new species, Caulokaempferia dinabandhuensis Biseshwori & Bipin (Zingiberaceae) is described. This is the first report of the genus from Manipur, India. Caulokaempferia dinabandhuensis is characterized by tubular calyx widened in the middle and tapering towards the apex and suborbicular, deeply split labellum with elongated, obtuse tips. Full description and a photographic plate of this new species and comparative analysis among three Caulokaempferia are presented.

Key words: Caulokaempferia dinabandhuensis, India, Manipur, new species, Shirui Hill.

Biseshwori Thongam and Bipin Konsam. 2017. A New Species of Caulokaempferia (Zingiberaceae) from Manipur, India. The Journal of Japanese Botany. 92(2); 82–86.