Two new species of Ilex (Aquifoliaceae) from Thailand


  • Kanchana Pruesapan Plant Varieties Protection Office, Department of Agriculture, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
  • Peter C. van Welzen Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden



Depressed globose fruit, dichasial infructescences, diplothyrsoid inflorescences, endemic, Surat Thani, Tak


Two new species of Aquifoliaceae are reported for Thailand. Ilex depressifructu is newly recorded from Umphang District, Tak Province (leaf blades ovate, ovate-oblong or oblong, base obtuse; infructescences solitary dichasia; fruits depressed globose with capitate stigma; pyrenes 5, shallowly-5-sulcate, 6-striate) and Ilex phanganensis (like I. umbellulata, but glabrous, smaller leaves, less veins, diplothyrsoid inflorescences with mainly alternate branches, less pyrenes), is newly recorded from Ko Phagnan Islands, Surat Thani Province. The descriptions and illustrations of the taxa are presented.


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How to Cite

Pruesapan, K., & van Welzen, P. C. . (2021). Two new species of Ilex (Aquifoliaceae) from Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 49(1), 66–72.