Tuesday, December 4, 2012

[Botany • 2012] Loxocarpus pauzii • a new species (Gesneriaceae) from Peninsular Malaysia

A new species of Loxocarpus (Gesneriaceae) from Gunung Stong, Kelantan, Peninsular Malaysia, is described and illustrated.

Key words: Gesneriaceae, Loxocarpus, new species, Peninsular Malaysia

2012. Loxocarpus pauzii (Gesneriaceae), a new species from Peninsular Malaysia 

Banka RA, Kiew R. 2009. Henkelia sect. Loxocarpus (Gesneriaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 66: 1–23. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0960428609005381

Chew, M.Y., Ong, P.T. & Kiew, R. 2011. Fauzi Husin, a self taught naturalist who shone —tribute to a man who left us a natural legacy. Malaysian Naturalist. 65(2): 16-19.

The late Pauzi Husin's interest in plants and keen observation skills helped discovered 3 endemic plants of Peninsular Malaysia: Codonoboea pauziana, a new species of Loxocarpus (both Gesneriaceae) & Oberonia pauzii (Orchidaceae). This obituary commemorates his short yet meaningful contribution to natural history of Peninsular Malaysia.