Studies on Schismatoglottideae of Borneo XVI - Multinervia Complex

Wong, Sin Yeng and Boyce, P.C (2011) Studies on Schismatoglottideae of Borneo XVI - Multinervia Complex. Acta phytotaxonomica et geobotanica, 61 (3). pp. 131-137. ISSN 1346-7565

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Schismatoglottis hayi S.Y. Wong & P.C. Boyce is described as a new species endemic to forested limestone outcrops at Niah National Park, NE Sarawak. It is morphologically most similar to S. multinervia M. Hotta, a species here redefined as being endemic to Mulu N.P., where it is obligated to limestone. Together these two species are proposed as constituting a new informal taxon, the Multinervia Complex, defined by the combination of vegetative tissues aromatic (terpenoids) when crushed, a fully adnate petiolar sheath, petioles and major veins abaxially pubescent, spathe limb darkening internally rapidly at onset of anthesis and thence splitting longitudinally into wide recurving strips, an hourglass-shaped spadix, and large staminodes in 1-2 rows at the junction of the pistillate zone with the spathe. Schismatoglottis hayi is, by modification to the existing key, included into a key to Bornean Schismatoglottis. Both species are illustrated. Previous confusion between S. hayi and S. puberulipes Alderw. is highlighted and clarified.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Araceae , Borneo , limestone , Malaysia , Multinervia Complex , Mulu N.P., Niah N.P. , Sarawak , Schismatoglottis , 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: 06 May 2015 04:38
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 03:03

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