Wednesday, March 29, 2023

[Botany • 2023] Coelogyne lecongkietii (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae) • A New Species of Coelogyne sect. Panisea from Da Lat Plateau, southern Vietnam

Coelogyne lecongkietii Vuong, Aver. & Q.T.Truong,  

in Vo, Averyanov, Maisak,  Dang, Dang, Nguyen, Nguyen, Truong & Truong, 2023.

Coelogyne lecongkietii (C. sect. Panisea) was found in Lac Duong District, Lam Dong Province, southern Vietnam (Da Lat Paleau, Central Highlands), and is described here as a new species for science. It resembles C. sagittata in having the backward pointed side-lobes of the lip, but strongly differs in the smaller flower, shorter side-lobes, and distinct, rounded column wings. This paper presents a standard taxonomic description of the new species including illustrations and data on its habitat and phenology.

Key Words: Central Highlands, Lam Dong Province, Orchidaceae, Panisea, plant diversity, plant endemism, plant taxonomy.

Coelogyne lecongkietii Vuong, Aver. & Q.T.Truong sp. nov.

ETYMOLOGY. The species name honours Dr Le Cong Kiet, well-known botanist and professor of Botany at the Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh city

VERNACULAR NAME. Thanh Đạm Lê Công Kiệt.

Doan Trung Vo, Leonid V. Averyanov, Tatiana V. Maisak, Minh Quan Dang, Van Son Dang, Quoc Bao Nguyen, Van Canh Nguyen, Quang Tam Truong and Ba Vuong Truong. 2023. A New Orchid Species, Coelogyne lecongkietii (C. sect. Panisea) from Da Lat Plateau, southern Vietnam. Kew Bulletin. DOI: 10.1007/s12225-023-10078-z