Erythroxylum calyptratum (Erythroxylaceae), a new species from Mt. Fansipan, northern Vietnam

Natsuki Komada, Shuichiro Tagane, Nguyen Van Ngoc, Hoang Thi Binh, Hoang Thanh Son, Hironori Toyama, Hidetoshi Nagamasu, Akiyo Naiki, Tetsukazu Yahara

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Erythroxylum calyptratum, sp. nov. (Erythroxylaceae), from Mt. Fansipan, Hoang Lien National Park, Lao Cai Province, northern Vietnam, is newly described. The new species is characterized by thinly chartaceous leaves with 2–3 mm long petiole, 1–3 flowered inflorescences, downward facing white flowers, well-developed petal appendages (1/3–1/2 length of petals) and entirely free 3 styles. A description, illustrations, DNA barcodes of rbcL and matK and a key to the species of Erythroxylum in Indochina are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-284
Number of pages6
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 20 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science


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