Wednesday, May 5, 2021

[Botany • 2021] Maerua koratensis (Capparaceae) แจงสุรนารี • A New Species from eastern Thailand


Maerua koratensis   

in Srisanga, Muangsan, Choopan, ... et Watthana, 2021.
แจงสุรนารี || 

A new species, Maerua koratensis (Capparaceae), only known from a restricted locality in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, eastern Thailand, is here described and illustrated. This is the second species of Maerua to be described from South-East Asia. This new species is distinguished by the simple leaves, petaliferous flowers with distinctly 4-lobed laciniate disc, and cylindrical, torulose to moniliform fruits. Morphological characteristics of M. koratensis and M. juncea subsp. juncea, its most similar, are compared. A key to the Maerua species occurring in mainland South-East Asia is provided.

Keywords: Capparaceae, Maerua, Nakhon Ratchasima, South-East Asia, taxonomy, Eudicots

 Maerua koratensis

Prachaya Srisanga, Nooduan Muangsan, Thiamhathai Choopan, Jakrapong Thangthong, Ratchada Pratcharoenwanich and Santi Watthana. 2021. Maerua koratensis (Capparaceae), A New Species from Thailand. Phytotaxa. 498(3); 213–219. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.498.3.7