Research Paper

Contributions to the Flora of Myanmar IV: A new species and a newly recorded taxon of the genus Sapria (Rafflesiaceae)

Nobuyuki Tanaka, Hidetoshi Nagamasu, Shuichiro Tagane, Mu Mu Aung, Aung Khaing Win, Phyu Phyu Hnin

Published on: 20 August 2019

Page: 357 - 362

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2019.64.357

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2019 vol.64 no.4 pp.357-362


In the course of our intensive floristic inventories for the flora of Myanmar, a new species of the genus Sapria (Rafflesiaceae), S. myanmarensis Nob. Tanaka, Nagam, Tagane & M.M. Aung is described and photographed. In addition, S. himalayana Griff. f. albovinosa Bänziger & B. Hansen is newly recorded in the country. A key to the species of Sapria presently occurring in Myanmar is provided.

Keyword: Burma, Inventory, Myanmar, Parasitic plant, Rafflesiaceae, Sapria myanmarensis, Sapria himalayana f. albovinosa