|Thismia kelantanensis Siti-Munirah|
in Siti-Munirah, 2018.
A new species of Thismiaceae, Thismia kelantanensis Siti-Munirah, found in deep forest in the state of Kelantan, Peninsular Malaysia, is described and illustrated. Thismia kelantanensis is characterised by its mitriform inner tepals, so falls within section Sarcosiphon. This species closely resembles T. clavigera (Becc.) F. Muell. from Malaysia (Sarawak and Langkawi) and Thailand and T. betung-kerihunensis Tsukaya & H. Okada from Kalimantan, Indonesia. However, it differs in flower shape, colour, the warty claviform appendages and the mitriform hood-shaped forms in six parts on its mitre.
Key Words: Dioscoreales, Malesia, mycoheterotroph, new species, taxonomy, Titiwangsa Range
Thismia kelantanensis Siti-Munirah sp. nov.
Distribution: Malaysia: Peninsular Malaysia, Kelantan.
Etymology: The epithet refers to the state, Kelantan, where it was found.
Siti-Munirah Mat Yunoh. 2018. Thismia kelantanensis (Thismiaceae), A New Species from Kelantan, Peninsular Malaysia. Kew Bulletin. September 2018, 73:42. DOI: 10.1007/s12225-018-9767-0