Monday, July 11, 2016

[Botany • 2015] Billolivia kyi • A New Species (Gesneriaceae) from Bidoup-Núi Bà National Park, Central Highlands of Vietnam

Billolivia kyi  
Lưu & Tran  


Billolivia kyi is described as a new species from Bidoup - Nui Ba National Park, Vietnam. The new species is distinct from B. poilanei in having long petioles, coarsely dentate leaf margins, sparsely pubescent pedicels, ovate calyx lobes not persistent on fruits and large fruits with persistent connate part of the calyx and from all the other known Billolivia species in having dark red to purple flowers with a yellow patch on the corolla throat and adaxially sparsely and abaxially densely pubescent laminas.

 Hong Truong Luu, Huu Nhan Pham, Gioi Tran, Thi Thuy Dung Ngo, Nhat Lam Dinh and That Minh Ton. 2015. Billolivia kyi (Gesneriaceae), A New Species from Vietnam. 
 52(5-6): 362-364.  DOI:  10.5735/085.052.0515