Discovering a new species of aristolochia from Quang Nam province, Vietnam
Morphology of Aristolochia quangnamensis
Morphologically, Aristolochia quangnamensis is similar to A. annamensis, A. balansae, and A. tadungensis. It differs from the latter three species by having cream to yellowish-white, straight, narrowly funnel to cylindrically shaped upper tube, 2.2--2.8 cm long, densely pubescent outer surface, without visible striations and dots. A trumpet-shaped limb, with somewhat recurved margins of three limb lobes, a bright yellow inner surface, lacking verrucae and bristles, annulus absent, and an exclusively bright yellow throat, without dots and striations. These diagnostic characters place the new taxon in Aristolochia subgenus Siphisia.
These result was published on Annales Botanici Fennici 58(1-3) 267-273 (2021).
News: Do Van Truong, Vietnam National Museum of Nature, VAST
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