|Lagerstroemia ruffordii T. T. Pham & Tagane|
in Pham, Tagane, Chhang, et al, 2017.
A new species of Lagerstroemia ruffordii T. T. Pham & Tagane (Lythraceae) from Vietnam and Cambodia is described and illustrated. It is morphologically similar to L. petiolaris in having petioles more than 0.9 cm long, but distinguished mainly by its narrower leaves, larger flowers and distinctly 6-ridged calyx tube. DNA barcodes of the two chloroplast regions of rbcL and matK and one ITS of nuclear ribosomal DNA are also provided.
Keywords: DNA barcoding, Indochina, Lagerstroemia, Lythraceae, new species
Vernacular name in Cambodia. Kval Yang (in Sen Monorom), Sralao Chu (in Khmer).
Etymology. The specific epithet ‘rufford’ is derived from the Rufford Small Grants Foundation that supported this research.
Trang Thanh Pham, Shuichiro Tagane, Phourin Chhang, Tetsukazu Yahara, Phetlasy Souradeth and Thu Thi Nguyen. 2017. Lagerstroemia ruffordii (Lythraceae), A New Species from Vietnam and Cambodia. Acta Phytotaxonomica et Geobotany. 68(3); 175-180. DOI 10.18942/apg.201705