Studies on Schismatoglottideae (Araceae) of Borneo XXXIV – Schismatoglottis iliata, a new species from NW Sarawak, and notes on the Schismatoglottis Multiflora Group and the Schismatoglottis mayoana Complex

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2014
Authors:YENG, W. O. N. G. S. I. N., Boyce P. C.
Journal:Willdenowia. Mitteilungen aus dem Botanischen Garten und Museum Berlin-Dahlem. Berlin-Dahlem
Start Page:5
Keywords:aroids, identification key, Kuching Division, Malaysian Borneo, taxonomy

A summary of the Schismatoglottis Multiflora Group of Hay & Yuzammi is presented and the group shown to comprise about 15 species, including that described here. Schismatoglottis iliata P. C. Boyce & S. Y. Wong is described as a taxonomic novelty from forested sandstone riverside bluffs of the Ulu Batang Kayan, Lundu District, Kuching Division, NW Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, and compared with the morphologically most similar species, S. mayo­ ana Bogner & M. Hotta and S. nicolsonii A. Hay, with which S. iliata shares leaf blades adaxially matt olive green and abaxially with very fine and dense (c. 2 veins per mm) pellucid secondary venation, and stamen thecae each with two pores. A key to this newly recognized S. mayoana Complex is provided, and all described species for the S. mayoana Complex are illustrated.

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