Research Paper

Didymocarpus albiflorus (Gesneriaceae), a new species from Vientiane capital, Lao PDR

Keooudone Souvannakhoummane, Phongphayboun Phonepaseuth

Published on: 16 February 2020

Page: 109 - 113

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2020.65.109

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2020 vol.65 no.2 pp.109-113


Didymocarpus albiflorus, a new species from central Lao PDR, is described and illustrated with photographs. The new species is similar to D. middletonii and D. brevipedunculatus, but can be distinguished by a combination of characters (see diagnosis and note). A detailed description, illustration, photographs, distribution, ecology and provisional conservation assessment and key to the species of Didymocarpus in the flora of Lao PDR are provided.

Keyword: Chayamaritia, Didymocarpus middletonii, Didymocarpoideae, Gesneriaceae, Plant taxonomy, Flora of Lao PDR