Sunday, July 3, 2016

[Botany • 2012] Panisea moi • A New Species (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae) from Hainan, China

Panisea moi 
 M.Z.Huang, J.M.Yin & G.S.Yang

Photograph by Ming-Zhong Huang DOI:  10.11646/phytotaxa.60.1.3


A new species, Panisea moi (Orchidaceae: Epidedroideae: Coelogyninae) from Mount Wuzhi and Mount Jianfengling of Hainan Island is described and illustrated. The most significant differences from the closest species, P. vinhii, are that P. moi has subentire labellum, two longitudinal labellum keels that extend from middle of the hypochile to 2/3 of the length of the epichile and thickened at the ends; the rachis is also straight.

Keywords: Chinese Orchidaceae, Coelogyninae, China, Monocots

Panisea moi M.Z.Huang, J.M.Yin & G.S.Yang, sp. nov. (Fig. 1–2)

Species P. vinhii Aver. et Averyanova affinis, sed labello subintegro, carinis longioribus, e medio hypochili ad 2/3 epichili extenso, extrama carinarum inflatis differt.

Distribution and habitat:— Panisea moi grows on trunks of tall trees in the jungle or on shrubs on hill crests at 1200–1850 m elevation. It is known from Mount Wuzhi and Mount Jianfengling on Hainan Island.

Phenology:— The new species is in flower in March with fruiting in September.

Etymology:— The specific epithet honors the first author’s tutor Prof. Rao Mo (1963–2012), who focused his life on the breeding of orchids and other tropical ornamental plants on Hainan Island.

Ming-Zhong Huang, Jun-Mei Yin, Guang-Sui Yang and Yun-Hong Tan. 2012. Panisea moi, A New Species (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae) from Hainan, China. Phytotaxa.  60(1); 13–16.  DOI:  10.11646/phytotaxa.60.1.3