Thursday, September 22, 2022

[Botany • 2022] Alocasia epilithica (Araceae) • A New Alocasia Species from Myanmar and Thailand [Taxonomic Studies of Araceae in Myanmar V]

Alocasia epilithica Serebryanyi, K.Z.Hein & Naive,  

in Hein, Naive & Serebryanyi, 2022. 

A species new to science, Alocasia epilithica Serebryanyi, K.Z.Hein & Naive discovered in Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar, is herein described and illustrated. This new species was also found to occur in the provinces of Nakhon Si Thammarat and Surat Thani of Peninsular Thailand. Detailed description, color plates, discussion of similar taxa, phenology, distribution map and a preliminary conservation status assessment are provided.

Keywords: Alocasia princeps complex, Aroideae, biodiversity, Karst limestone, Peninsular Thailand, plant taxonomy, Tenasserim

Khant Zaw Hein, Mark Arcebal K. Naive and Michael M. Serebryanyi. 2022. Taxonomic Studies of Araceae in Myanmar V: A New Alocasia Species from Myanmar and Thailand. Nordic Journal of Botany. DOI: 10.1111/njb.03731