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Published: 2021-11-26

Zingiber ultralimitale subsp. matarombeoense Ardiyani & Ardi (Zingiberaceae), a new subspecies from Sulawesi

Herbarium Bogoriense, Research Center for Biology, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Indonesia, Jln. Raya Bogor Km. 46, Cibinong 16911, Indonesia
Research Centre for Plant Conservation and Botanic Gardens, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Indonesia, Jln. Ir. H. Juanda No. 13 Bogor, 16122, Indonesia
Herbarium Bogoriense, Research Center for Biology, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Indonesia, Jln. Raya Bogor Km. 46, Cibinong 16911, Indonesia
Indonesia limestone scanning electron microscope South-EastSulawesi Wallacea Monocots


A new subspecies of Zingiber ultralimitale Ardiyani & A.D.Poulsen was found at Matarombeo, South-East Sulawesi. Zingiber ultralimitale subsp. matarombeoense Ardiyani & Ardi, was described, illustrated and barcoded using four barcoding loci (rbcL, trnH-psbA, Internal Transcribed Spacer-ITS, and matK). Provisional conservation status assessment indicates a Critical Endangered (CR) status. The taxonomic placement into section was determined based on morphology, molecular, and pollen SEM data.


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