Dioscorea pseudo-tomentosa Prain & Burkill (Dioscoreaceae); an endangered limestone endemic of central Thailand

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  • Chirdsak Thapyai Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Naresuan University
  • Paul Wilkin Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Kongkanda Chayamarit Forest Herbarium (BKF), National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department

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Dioscorea pseudo-tomentosa Prain & Burkill, Dioscoreaceae, limestone

Abstract

Dioscorea pseudo-tomentosa Prain & Burkill (Dioscoreaceae) is a compound-leaved species endemic to the province of Saraburi in Central Thailand, an area threatened by the extraction of limestone. It should be regarded as endangered, and it is recommended that it be brought into cultivation in a Thai botanic garden as soon as possible to ensure its survival. The fruit of D. pseudo-tomentosa is described and illustrated for the first time.

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Author Biographies

Chirdsak Thapyai, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Naresuan University

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand.

Paul Wilkin, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB, UK.

Kongkanda Chayamarit, Forest Herbarium (BKF), National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department

Forest Herbarium (BKF), National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, 61 Phahonyothin Rd., Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand.

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Thapyai, C., Wilkin, P., & Chayamarit, K. (2014). Dioscorea pseudo-tomentosa Prain & Burkill (Dioscoreaceae); an endangered limestone endemic of central Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), (34), 215–221. Retrieved from https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ThaiForestBulletin/article/view/24220

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