Taxonomic Notes on Genus Smilax L. (Smilacaceae) from the Mainland Southeast Asia


  • Pornchai Kladwong Department of Biology, Center of Excellence on Biodiversity (BDC) and Applied Taxonomic Research Center (ATRC), Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, THAILAND
  • Pranom Chantaranothai Department of Biology, Center of Excellence on Biodiversity (BDC) and Applied Taxonomic Research Center (ATRC), Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, THAILAND


distribution, morphology, nomenclature, Smilax


Four species of Smilax (S. cambodiana, S. longiflora, S. paniculata and S. setosa) are newly recorded for Thailand and one species (S. leucophylla) is newly recorded for Cambodia. Smilax barbata and S. leucophylla var. platyphylla are lectotypified. Smilax barbata is a superfluous name of S. setosa and S. leucophylla var. platyphylla proposed as a new synonym of S. leucophylla. Detailed descriptions, photographs, illustrations, notes and distribution maps for each of the species are provided.


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Kladwong, P. and Chantaranothai, P. 2020. Taxonomic Notes on Genus Smilax L. (Smilacaceae) from the Mainland Southeast Asia. Tropical Natural History. 20, 3 (Nov. 2020), 244–255.



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