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A new species of Zingiber (Sect. Dymczewiczia: Zingiberaceae) from northwestern Myanmar

NOBUYUKI TANAKA, MU MU AUNG

Abstract


In the course of study on Zingiber (Zingiberaceae) in Myanmar revealed two species assignable to section Dymczewiczia by its terminal inflorescence. Based on the herbarium studies, Z. capitatum is newly recorded from Myanmar and the other species is easily distinguished from any other taxa in the section by yellow to orange inflorescence bracts, very small inconspicuous lateral staminodes, and pale yellow labellum with pale yellow streaks, purple-red to dark maroon tinge and numerous pale yellow blotches. It is described as new to science, namely as Z. flavofusifome. The photographic data for new species and key to species in section Dymczewiczia occurring in Myanmar are also provided.


Keywords


Hthamanti, terminal inflorescence, new record, Zingiber capitatum, Zingiber flavofusifome, Monocots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.316.2.9

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

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand