Four new additions and a taxonomic amendment to the orchid flora of Hong Kong

Stephan W. Gale, Wing Kai Yeung, Nick Ho, Chun Sang Chan, Pankaj Kumar

Published on: 10 November 2020

Page: 575 - 587

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2020.65.575

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2020 vol.65 no.4 pp.575-587


Four new additions to the orchid flora of Hong Kong are reported: Calanthe × dominyi, Chrysoglossum assamicum, Gastrodia clausa and Liparis sootenzanensis. Full descriptions, analytical plates and notes on nomenclatural history, affiliations, occurrence, ecology and global conservation status are provided. Type status for Calanthe × dominyi is validated. In addition, the taxonomy of Vanilla shenzhenica is reviewed, leading to the recognition of distinct morphological characters that warrant its separation from V. somae, with which some authors have considered it synonymous.

Keyword: Conservation assessment, Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot, insular East Asia, new record, Orchidaceae