Stemona fimbritepala (Stemonaceae), a new species from northern Laos


  • Sarayut Rakarcha Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, The Botanical Garden Organization, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand.
  • Wittaya Pongamornkul Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, The Botanical Garden Organization, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand
  • Woranart Thammarong Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, The Botanical Garden Organization, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand
  • Charun Maknoi Ban Romklao Botanic Garden, The Botanical Garden Organization, Bo Phak, Chat Trakan 65170, Phitsanulok, Thailand
  • Keooudone Souvannakhoummane Centre for Development and Environment, Lao country office, Unit 11, #136, Simuang Road, Hom 1, P.O. Box 1438, Ban Phapo, Vientiane, Laos.



fimbriate, new taxon, Stemonaceae, Stemona fimbritepala, taxonomy


Stemona fimbritepala (Stemonaceae), a new species from northern Laos, is described and illustrated. It is morphologically similar to S. hirtella and S. kerrii but clearly differs in longer peduncle, longer tepals, longer petaloid outgrowth of the connective and fimbriate margin of inner tepals. A detailed description, distribution, ecology, etymology, preliminary conservation status and photographs of this species are provided. A key to discriminate between the three hairy species is presented.


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How to Cite

Rakarcha, S., Pongamornkul, W., Thammarong, W., Maknoi, C., & Souvannakhoummane, K. (2020). Stemona fimbritepala (Stemonaceae), a new species from northern Laos. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 48(2), 206–211.




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