Diospyros phengklaii (Ebenaceae), a new species from south-west Thailand

  • Sutee Duangjai Department of Forest Biology, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, 10900, Thailand.
  • Aroon Sinbumroong Forest Resource Management Office 11 (Surat Thani), Royal Forest Department, 84000, Thailand.
  • Somran Suddee Forest Herbarium, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation, Bangkok, 10900, Thailand.
Keywords: Diospyros, morphology, new species, phylogenetics, Prachuap Khiri Khan, taxonomy


Diospyros phengklaii Duangjai, Sinbumroong & Suddee is described and illustrated. It is a species of tree only known from Bang Saphan District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, upper Peninsular Thailand. Phylogenetic evidence indicates that D. phengklaii is a distinct taxon and is a member of the Diospyros clade XI sensu Duangjai et al. (2009).


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Duangjai, S., Sinbumroong, A., & Suddee, S. (2018). Diospyros phengklaii (Ebenaceae), a new species from south-west Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 46(1), 34-39. https://doi.org/10.20531/tfb.2018.46.1.05