Curcuma lithophila and C. rufostriata (Zingiberaceae), two new species from Thailand, and additional notes on C. papilionacea

  • Sutthinut Soonthornkalump Division of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Kho Hong, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand.
  • Tidarat Pungpairote Division of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Kho Hong, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
  • Sira Niwesrat 31/360 Moo 17, Bueng Kham Phroi, Lumlukka, Pathumthani 12150, Thailand
  • Jana Leong-Skornickova Singapore Botanic Gardens, National Parks Board, 1 Cluny Rd., 259569 Singapore
Keywords: Curcuma rhabdota, Curcuma papilionacea, Curcuma subgen. Hitcheniopsis

Abstract

Curcuma lithophila and C. rufostriata, two new species from Curcuma subgen. Hitcheniopsis, are described and illustrated. They are compared with their morphologically closest species, Curcuma rhabdota, C. papilionacea and C. sparganiifolia. Notes on distribution, ecology, etymology, uses and IUCN provisional assessments are provided. Further notes on the distribution of the recently described C. papilionacea and an improved IUCN conservation assessment are reported from additional collections.

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Published
2021-02-06
How to Cite
Soonthornkalump, S., Pungpairote, T., Niwesrat, S., & Leong-Skornickova, J. (2021). Curcuma lithophila and C. rufostriata (Zingiberaceae), two new species from Thailand, and additional notes on C. papilionacea. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 49(1), 32-43. https://doi.org/10.20531/tfb.2021.49.1.03
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