2018 vol.63 no.3

Research Paper

Cryptocoryne joshanii (Araceae), a new species serendipitously discovered in Sulu archipelago, Philippines

Mark Arcebal K. Naive, Reagan Joseph T. Villanueva

Published on: 08 August 2018

Page: 248 - 250

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2018.63.248

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2018 vol.63 no.3 pp.248-250



A new species, Cryptocoryne joshanii Naive & Villanueva, from the island of Basilan, Philippines, is herein described and illustrated. It is comparable to C. usteriana, but differs significantly in having lanceolate leaves, acicular, outwardly recurved, purplish red stigmas and an erect spathe limb. Information on the geographical distribution, ecological data, phenology and conservation status as well as an identification key to the Philippine Crytocoryne species are provided.

Keyword: Aroids, Basilan, Cryptocoryne, Mindanao, New species, Sulu archipelago, Philippines



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