Heteropanax thaiensis, a new species and Schefflera wrayi (Araliaceae), a new record to Thailand

  • Shuichiro Tagane Center for Asian Conservation Ecology, Kyushu University
  • Sukid Rueangruea Forest Herbarium
  • Somran Suddee Forest Herbarium
  • Hidetoshi Nagamasu The Kyoto University Museum, Kyoto University
  • Akiyo Naiki Iriomote Station, Tropical Biosphere Research Center, University of the Ryukyus
  • Hironori Toyama Center for Asian Conservation Ecology, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Fukuoka, 819-0395, Japan
Keywords: Araliaceae, DNA barcoding, new species, Khao Luang National Park, Phu Kradueng National Park, taxonomy

Abstract

Two species of Araliaceae, Heteropanax thaiensis Tagane, Suddee & Rueangr., a new species from Phu Kradueng National Park, Loei Province, and Schefflera wrayi (King) R.Vig., from Khao Luang National Park, Nakhon Si Thammarat, formerly known only from Malaysia, are added to the flora of Thailand. Descriptions and illustrations, as well as DNA barcodes of rbcL and matK are provided based on our newly collected specimens.

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Author Biographies

Shuichiro Tagane, Center for Asian Conservation Ecology, Kyushu University

Dr. Tagane, Kyushu University, is a postdoc fellow working on plant biodiversity in SE Asia. He has intensively investigated the flora of Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam in the past 5 years and collected more than 25,000 specimens. Recently, he is interested in plant taxonomy and described 25 new species in various taxa.

Sukid Rueangruea, Forest Herbarium
Forest Herbarium, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Chatuchak, Bangkok, 10900, Thailand
Somran Suddee, Forest Herbarium
Forest Herbarium, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Chatuchak, Bangkok, 10900, Thailand
Hidetoshi Nagamasu, The Kyoto University Museum, Kyoto University
The Kyoto University Museum, Kyoto University, Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan
Akiyo Naiki, Iriomote Station, Tropical Biosphere Research Center, University of the Ryukyus
Iriomote Station, Tropical Biosphere Research Center, University of the Ryukyus, 870 Uehara, Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa, 907-1541, Japan
Hironori Toyama, Center for Asian Conservation Ecology, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Fukuoka, 819-0395, Japan
Center for Asian Conservation Ecology, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Fukuoka, 819-0395, Japan
Published
2017-10-16
How to Cite
Tagane, S., Rueangruea, S., Suddee, S., Nagamasu, H., Naiki, A., & Toyama, H. (2017). Heteropanax thaiensis, a new species and Schefflera wrayi (Araliaceae), a new record to Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 45(2), 99-104. https://doi.org/10.20531/tfb.2017.45.2.03
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