Sunday, May 29, 2016

[Botany • 2016] A Revision of Aeschynanthus (Gesneriaceae) in Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia

 The genus Aeschynanthus Jack is revised for Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia. Four species for Singapore and fourteen species for Peninsular Malaysia are recognised, keys to the species are given, all names are typified, and detailed descriptions of all species are provided. Conservation assessments are provided for all species. Eleven names are lectotypified here and one epitype is designated.

Keywords. Conservation assessments, Didymocarpoideae, identification key, lectotypifications

Aeschynanthus albidus (Blume) Steud.
Aeschynanthus angustifolius (Blume) Steud.
Aeschynanthus dischidioides (Ridl.) D.J.Middleton
 Aeschynanthus fecundus P.Woods
 Aeschynanthus fulgens Wall. ex R.Br.
Aeschynanthus longicaulis Wall. ex R.Br
Aeschynanthus longiflorus (Blume) A.DC.
Aeschynanthus obconicus C.B.Clarke in A.DC. & C.DC.

 Aeschynanthus pulcher (Blume) G.Don
 Aeschynanthus radicans Jack
Aeschynanthus rhododendron Ridl.
 Aeschynanthus speciosus Hook.
Aeschynanthus volubilis Jack
Aeschynanthus wallichii R.Br.

D.J. Middleton. 2016. A Revision of Aeschynanthus (Gesneriaceae) in Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore. 68(1): 1–63.