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A new species of Desmodium (Leguminosae; tribe Desmodieae) from Thailand and Laos with two new distribution records and lectotypifications for Thailand

WITSANU SAISORN, HENRIK BALSL, PRANOM CHANTARANOTHAI

Abstract


A new species of Desmodium (Leguminosae), D. brevipedicellatum W.Saisorn, Chantar. & Balslev from Thailand and Laos is described and illustrated. Two taxa, D. concinnum DC. and D. laxiflorum DC. subsp. lacei (Schindl.) H.Ohashi, are reported as new for Thailand. Lectotypes of D. amoenum Wall. ex Benth. and D. penduliflorum Wall. ex Benth. are designated.


Keywords


Desmodieae, Fabaceae, Papilionoideae, taxonomy, Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.263.2.8

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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand