Tetrastigma diepenhorstii (Miq.) Latiff (Vitaceae), a New Host of Rafflesia tuan-mudae Becc. (Rafflesiaceae) in Borneo

Wan Nuur Fatiha, binti Wan Zakaria and Aida Shafreena, Ahmad Fuad and Connie, Geri and Ramlah, Zainudin and Abdul, Latiff (2016) Tetrastigma diepenhorstii (Miq.) Latiff (Vitaceae), a New Host of Rafflesia tuan-mudae Becc. (Rafflesiaceae) in Borneo. Journal of Botany, 2016. ISSN 2090-0120

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Abstract

Rafflesia tuan-mudae Becc. (Rafflesiaceae) is endemic to Borneo and was recorded from Sarawak and probably Kalimantan. Previous records showed that Tetrastigma rafflesiae (Miq.) Planch. (Vitaceae) is the only host plant for R. tuan-mudae. In this study the host plants were collected each time R. tuan-mudae was observed or collected. Out of 20 Tetrastigma specimens collected infected by R. tuan-mudae, 14 were identified as T. diepenhorstii (Miq.) Latiff while 6 belonged to T. rafflesiae.Therefore, a new host for R. tuan-mudae is recorded and descriptions for each host are presented.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rafflesiaceae, Tetrastigma, plants, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2016 03:12
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2017 00:28
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/14343

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