Saturday, December 1, 2018

[Botany • 2019] Acranthera hoangii (Rubiaceae) • A New Species from central Vietnam

Acranthera hoangii Hareesh & T.A. Le

in Hareesh, Le, Tien & Viet, 2019. 

Acranthera hoangii Hareesh & T.A. Le (Rubiaceae) is described as a new species from Vietnam. The new species shows similarities with A. longipes, but shows significant differences in its densely pubescent shoot and petiole, larger flowers, five-nerved calyx lobes and ribbed ovary.

KEYWORDS: Acranthera, Amphoterosanthus, new species, Rubiaceae, Vietnam

Acranthera hoangii. A twig with flowers.
Photo by T. A. Le.

Acranthera hoangii Hareesh & T.A. Le, sp. nov. 

Etymology: The species is named in honour of Dr Hoang Le Tuan Anh, Director, Mientrung Institute for Scientific Research (MISR), Huynh Thuc Khang Street, Hue city who is the first to notice the plant during the collection in central Vietnam.

Vadakkoot Sankaran Hareesh, Tuan Anh Le, Chinh Vu Tien and Cuong Pham Viet. 2019. Acranthera hoangii (Rubiaceae), A New Species from central Vietnam. Webbia: Journal of Plant Taxonomy and GeographyDOI: 10.1080/00837792.2018.1548813