Three new species, lectotypifications and synonymisations in Millettia (Fabaceae: Faboideae) for Thailand


  • Sawai Mattapha Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Udon Thani Rajabhat University
  • Felix Forest Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB, U.K.
  • Julie A. Hawkins School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6BX, U.K.
  • Somran Suddee Forest Herbarium, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 Thailand
  • Naiyana Tetsana Forest Herbarium, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
  • Pranom Chantaranothai Department of Biology and Center of Excellence on Biodiversity (BDC), Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand



Generic circumscription, Leguminosae, Millettieae, taxonomy


During preparation of the account of the genus Millettia (Fabaceae: Faboideae) for the Flora of Thailand, some new field collections and specimens from herbaria were found to represent three new species, and here they are described and illustrated with a distribution map. Lectotypes of Millettia names are designated for nine species, five new synonyms of Millettia are proposed and Millettia tecta is raised to species status.



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How to Cite

Mattapha, S., Forest, F., Hawkins, J. A., Suddee, S., Tetsana, N., & Chantaranothai, P. (2019). Three new species, lectotypifications and synonymisations in Millettia (Fabaceae: Faboideae) for Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 47(2), 171–183.