Sonerila bolavenensis, a new species of Melastomataceae from Laos

  • Phetlasy Souladeth Faculty of Forest Science, National University of Laos, Dongdok Campus, Xaythany District, Vientiane Capital, Laos.
  • Shuichiro Tagane The Kagoshima University Museum, Kagoshima University, 1-21-30, Korimoto, Kagoshima, 890-0065, Japan.
  • Somran Suddee Forest Herbarium, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand.
  • Deuanta Kongxaysavath Faculty of Forest Science, National University of Laos, Dongdok Campus, Xaythany District, Vientiane Capital, Laos
  • Sukid Rueangruea Forest Herbarium, Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Chatuchak, Bangkok, 10900, Thailand
Keywords: Bolaven Plateau, Champasak Province, Dong Hua Sao NPA, flora, Indochina, taxonomy

Abstract

A new species, Sonerila bolavenensis (Melastomataceae), from the Bolaven Plateau, southern Laos, is described and illustrated. Sonerila bolavenensis is easily recognized by its tiny stature up to 3 cm tall (including inflorescence), small ovate to rounded leaves 0.3–1.4 × 0.35–1 cm, petioles 0.2–0.8 cm long, and 1-flowered inflorescence. A vernacular name and preliminary conservation status are provided.

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Published
2021-05-10
How to Cite
Souladeth, P., Tagane, S., Suddee, S., Kongxaysavath, D., & Rueangruea, S. (2021). Sonerila bolavenensis, a new species of Melastomataceae from Laos. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 49(1), 106-110. https://doi.org/10.20531/tfb.2021.49.1.13
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