A new Haniffia species (Zingiberaceae) and a new generic record from Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

Sin, Y.W and Im, H.O and Boyce, P.C (2014) A new Haniffia species (Zingiberaceae) and a new generic record from Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. SpringerOpen Journal, 55 (51).

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Abstract

Background: Haniffia Holttum is a genus of three described species of terrestrial gingers hitherto restricted to Peninsular Thailand and various localities in Peninsular Malaysia. Results: With generic placement confirmed using nrITS, trnK and matK plastid sequence data, Haniffia santubongensis S.Y. Wong & P.C. Boyce is described as a taxonomically novel species representing a new generic record for Borneo, to where it is endemic to Mount Santubong, Kuching Division, NW Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. An identification key to all species is given and H. santubongensis is illustrated from living plants. Conclusion: Haniffia santubongensis is the fourth species of Haniffia so far described, and the first occurring on sandstone.

Item Type: E-Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Haniffia santubongensis, Mount Santubong, Phylogeny, Taxonomy, Borneo, Sarawak, 2014, FRST, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, university, universiti, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, undergraduate,postgraduate,research
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2014 01:15
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2015 02:24
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/4421

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