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Staurogyne caobangensis (Acanthaceae), A New Species from Northern Vietnam
- Hai, Do Van, Bach, Tran The, Hai, Tran Van, Choudhary, Ritesh Kumar, Lee, Sangjin, Lee, Joongku
- Annales botanici Fennici 2019 v.56 no.1-3 pp. 79-85
- Acanthaceae, bracts, calyx, fruits, habitats, new species, scientific illustration, taxon descriptions, taxonomic keys, Vietnam
- Staurogyne caobangensis D.V. Hai & Joongku Lee (Acanthaceae), a new species from Vietnam is described and illustrated. It has a densely-flowered inflorescence and several unique features of bracts, bracteoles, calyx and fruits. It is morphologically similar to S. chapaensis, S. petelotii and S. sesamoides. Illustrations, description, ecology, and habitat information of the new species as well as an identification key to the Vietnamese species of Staurogyne are provided.