A synopsis of Mussaenda L. (Rubiaceae) in Thailand

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  • Pranom Chantaranothai Applied Taxonomic Research Center, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002 & Center of Excellence on Biodiversity (BDC), Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

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Mussaenda, Rubiaceae, Thailand

Abstract

A synopsis of the 17 Mussaenda species occurring in Thailand is presented, one of which, M. garrettii Craib is endemic to Thailand. Mussaenda cambodiana Pierre ex Pit. var. lanceolata Craib, M. longisepala Geddes, M. glabra Vahl var. puberula King, M. mollis Geddes, M. oblonga King and M. villosa Wall. ex G.Don var. herveyana King are reduced to synonymy under M. sanderiana Ridl., M. angustisepala Ridl., M. glabra Vahl, M. wrayi King, M. wallichii G.Don and M. villosa, respectively. Two species, Mussaenda erythrophylla Schumach. & Thonn. and M. philippica A.Rich, are introduced ornamental plants in Thailand. Mussaenda kerrii Craib is newly recorded for Myanmar. Lectotypes for Mussaenda angustisepala, M. calycina Wall. ex G.Don, M. cambodiana, M. cambodiana var. annamensis Pit., M. cordifolia Wall. ex G.Don, M. cuspidata Geddes, M. ferrea Geddes, M. garrettii, M. glabra var. puberula, M. kerrii, M. longisepala, M. mollis, M. oblonga, M. parva Wall. ex G.Don, M. sootepensis Craib, M. sutepensis Hosseus, M. theifera Pierre ex Pit., M. theifera var. laotica Pit., M. uniflora Wall. ex G.Don, M. variolosa Wall. ex G.Don, M. villosa, M. wallichii and M. wrayi are also selected. A generic description, a key to the species, nomenclature, vernacular names, distributional data and specimens examined are presented.

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Pranom Chantaranothai, Applied Taxonomic Research Center, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002 & Center of Excellence on Biodiversity (BDC), Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Applied Taxonomic Research Center, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002 &
Center of Excellence on Biodiversity (BDC), Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

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Published

2015-12-25

How to Cite

Chantaranothai, P. (2015). A synopsis of Mussaenda L. (Rubiaceae) in Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), (43), 51–65. Retrieved from https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ThaiForestBulletin/article/view/44208

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