Saturday, December 8, 2012

[Botany • 2012] Codonoboea personatiflora • a new species (Gesneriaceae) from Peninsular Malaysia

Codonoboea personatiflora Kiew & Y.Y.Sam, sp. nov., is described from lowland forest in the foothills in Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. It is unique in the genus in its personate flower. Its conservation status falls within the IUCN Endangered category. 
Keywords: Codonoboea personatiflora, Gesneriaceae, new species, Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia, personate flower

Etymology: Named for its personate (closed) flower that is unique for the genus.

Figure 1. Codonoboea personatiflora Kiew & Y.Y.Sam. A habit B coloured young leaves C pair-flowered cymose inflorescences D flower (top view) E flower (from below) G longitudinal section with upper lip removed.

Kiew, R. & Sam, Yen-Yen. 2012. Codonoboea personatiflora (Gesneriaceae), a new species from Peninsular Malaysia. PhytoKeys. 18: 61–66, doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.18.3487