A Revision of the Genus Rotheca Raf. (Lamiaceae) in Thailand


  • CHARAN LEERATIWONG Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla 90112, THAILAND
  • PRANOM CHANTARANOTHAI Applied Taxonomic Research Center, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, THAILAND


revision, Rotheca, Lamiaceae, new combination, Thailand


A revision of the genus Rotheca in Thailand is presented. Three species are enumerated including one endemic and one introduced species. The new combination Rotheca vanprukii (Craib) C. Leeratiwong & P. Chantaranothai is made. Two taxa, C. farinosum Wall. ex Walp. var. pubescens ((H.R. Fletcher) C. Leeratiwong & P. Chantaranothai and C. serratum (L.) Moon var. amplexifolium Moldenke are reduced to be the synonymy of R. serrata (L.) Steane & Mabb. A key to species, morphological, ecological and distributional data, vernacular names and some illustrations are provided.




How to Cite

LEERATIWONG, C. and CHANTARANOTHAI, P. 2010. A Revision of the Genus Rotheca Raf. (Lamiaceae) in Thailand. Tropical Natural History. 10, 1 (Apr. 2010), 81–92.



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