Friday, April 3, 2015

[Botany • 2015] Hoya rostellata • A New Species (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae) from the western and northern parts of Thailand

 The new species Hoya rostellata Kidyoo (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae) is described and illustrated. This plant is distributed in the western and northern parts of Thailand, usually grows on limestone rock and climbs up on tree in the forest edge. It is distinguished from the closest relative, H. siamica Kerr by leaf shape, leaf base, leaf apex, presence of vein and habitats.

 KEY WORDS: Apocynaceae, Asclepiadoideae, Hoya rostellata, limestone rock, new species, Thailand

Manit Kidyoo. 2015. Hoya rostellata (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae), A New Species from Thailand. Taiwania. 60(1): 39‒42, 2015 DOI: 10.6165/tai.2015.60.39