Lithocarpus dahuoaiensis (Fagaceae), a new species from Lam Dong Province, Vietnam

Nguyen Van Ngoc, Luong Van Dung, Shuichiro Tagane, Hoang Thi Binh, Hoang Thanh Son, Vo Quang Trung, Tetsukazu Yahara

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Lithocarpus dahuoaiensis Ngoc & L. V. Dung, a new species from the Central highland of Vietnam, is described and illustrated. The new species is morphologically similar to Lithocarpus macphailii (M. R. Hend.) Barnett or Lithocarpus encleisocarpus (Korth.) A. Camus in having completely entire leaf margin, solitary cupule, long stalks of fruits, deeply cup-shaped or turbinate cupules, with a number of horizontal filiform lines. The species differs in its nut enclosure ca. 1/2 - 2/3 of the nut, adaxially glabrous leaf blades, secondary veins 11-12 pairs and faintly to very faintly visible hairs on the outside of the cupule. A table showing the morphological comparison of Lithocarpus dahuoaiensis with Lithocarpus macphailii and Lithocarpus encleisocarpus is also provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-30
Number of pages8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Plant Science


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