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  • Zhao, Wan-Yi
    et al.
    Fritsch, Peter W.
    Do, Van Truong
    Fan, Qiang
    Yin, Qiang-Yi
    Penneys, Darin S.
    Swenson, Ulf
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany.
    Liao, Wen-Bo
    Rehderodendron truongsonense (Styracaceae), a new species from Vietnam2019In: Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, ISSN 1934-5259, Vol. 13, no 1, p. 157-171Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Rehderodendron truongsonense, a new species from Vietnam, is described and illustrated. In the treatment of the Styracaceae for the Flore du Cambodge, du Laos, et du Viêtnam, specimens of this species were recognized as R. macrocarpum Hu. These specimens clearly differ from R. macrocarpum, however, as well as from all other species of Rehderodendron (where these characters are known) by, e.g., an evergreen ver- sus deciduous habit, fewer secondary veins of the leaf blade, shorter inflorescences and corolla lobes, large and conspicuous lowermost bracteoles, the presence of eight ovules per carpel, and a fruit with ca. 10 to 20 ribs that are indistinct. Phylogenetic analysis based on five chloroplast DNA regions (clpP-psbB, ndhD-psaC-ndhE-ndhG, rpl22-rps19, rps18-rpl20, and psbI-trnS-GCU) placed the new species as nested within Rehderodendron and sister to R. gongshanense. This new species is endemic to the Truong Son Mountain Range, from which the epi- thet is derived, and we assign it an IUCN Red List preliminary status as Near Threatened.