Studies on the genus Capparis L. (Capparaceae) in Lao PDR. IV: A new species from the Khammouan Province

Silvio Fici, Vichith Lamxay, Soulivanh Lanorsavanh, Keooudone Souvannakhoummane

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A new species of Capparis, C. florida, is described and illustrated from the Hin Nam No National Protected Area,Khammouan Province in central Lao PDR. The new species, collected in forest habitats of the Khammouan karst, belongsto sect. Monostichocalyx. It is an erect shrub characterized by the widely ovate or elliptical leaf-blade, by the flowers serialin supra-axillary rows, and by the slender ovary with evident style. Its affinities with related taxa, such as the widespread C.micracantha, are discussed and its conservation status assessed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-79
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science

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