Ardisia recurvipetala (Primulaceae-Myrsinoideae), a new species from northern Peninsular Malaysia

Avelinah Julius and Mat Yunoh Siti-Munirah and Timothy M. A. Utteridge (2023) Ardisia recurvipetala (Primulaceae-Myrsinoideae), a new species from northern Peninsular Malaysia. PhytoKeys. pp. 1-10. ISSN 1314-2011

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Recent fieldwork in Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia, resulted in the collection of an endemic new species of Ardisia, described here as Ardisia recurvipetala Julius, Siti-Munirah & Utteridge. The species is a member of subgenus (§) Crispardisia on account of its vascularised glands (bacterial nodules) on the leaf margin and the terminal inflorescence on a specialised lateral branch subtended by a normal leaf (rather than a reduced bract-like leaf). Ardisia recurvipetala is unique amongst all members of §Crispardisia by having leaf margins with both vascularised glands and pustule-like structures and can be further distinguished from other Peninsular Malaysian members of this subgenus by the lamina raised between the leaf venation giving a somewhat bullate appearance, unbranched inflorescences, brownish-red pedicels and recurved corolla lobes, each with a creamy-white apex and a small pink patch at the base. Ardisia recurvipetala is known only from a single location in Terengganu and its conservation status is assessed as Data Deficient (DD).

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Ericales, Malesia, Myrsinaceae, subgenus Crispardisia, Taman Negeri Kenyir, taxonomy
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany > QK1-989 Botany
Q Science > QK Botany > QK1-989 Botany > QK474.8-495 Spermatophyta. Phanerogams > QK495 Angiosperms
Department: INSTITUTE > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2024 09:49
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2024 09:49

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