Friday, March 25, 2016

[Botany • 2015] Paraboea maculata • A New Species of Paraboea (Gesneriaceae) from Thailand

Fig. 1. Paraboea maculata C.Puglisi.
A. Inflorescence. C. Corolla, front view. D. Corolla and calyx, side view.
(Photos: A, C, D: Lynsey Wilson)

A new species, Paraboea maculata C.Puglisi, is described. It is compared to similar species and the habitat on granite rocks, unusual for the genus, is highlighted.

Keywords. Gesneriaceae, Paraboea, Thailand

Paraboea maculata C.Puglisi, sp. nov. Differs from other Paraboea species in the Paraboea martinii group, i.e. those with opposite leaves, campanulate corolla, twisted fruit and a terminal inflorescence, by the combination of a predominantly white and laterally compressed corolla, the purple spots at the base of the tube, the sticky glandular secretion on the bracts and calyx, and the winged petioles.
– TYPE: Thailand, Chanthaburi, Khao Khitchakut, Khao Khitchakut National Park, Khao Phra Bhat, 12°50′14″N 102°10′3″E, 900 m, 27 August 2012, fr., Middleton, D.J., Karaket, P., Suddee, S. & Triboun, P. 5675 (holotype E; isotypes BK, BKF). (Fig. 1)

C. Puglisi, S. Suddee, P. Triboun and D.J. Middleton. 2015. A New Species of Paraboea (Gesneriaceae) from Thailand. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore. 67(1): 101–106. DOI: 10.3850/S2382581215000113