Kaempferia mahasarakhamensis (Zingiberaceae) • A New Species from Northeastern Thailand
Kaempferia mahasarakhamensis sp. nov. (Zingiberaceae), a new species from Northeastern Thailand, is described, photographed and illustrated. It can be easily recognized by its erect and elongate psuedostem, length of leaf sheaths and leaves elliptic with apex acuminate. The new species resembles K. larsenii Sirirugsa but it differs in its two leaves, pseudostem high, blade broadly elliptic, leaf apex acute, length of leaf sheath, length of petiole, number flower per inflorescence, white flower and labellum white with two darker purple patches towards the base.
Keyword: Kaempferia mahasarakhamensis; Maha Sarakham; New species; Thailand; Zingiberaceae
Kaempferia mahasarakhamensis Saensouk & P. Saensouk, sp. nov.
Etymology: The specific epithet of the new species is collected from ‘Maha SarakhamProvince’, the first discover place.
Distribution: Endemic to Thailand, which is found only in Doonlamphan Hunting Area, Na Chueak District, Maha Sarakham Province, Northeastern, Thailand. Moreover, it was presented common from the type locality.
Ecology: It grows on an open area and under the shade of dry deciduousforests and mixed deciduous forests. It appearsonly in the rainy season.
Vernacular Names: Wan-Toob-Moob-Sarakham (ว่านตูบหมูบสารคาม)
Surapon Saensouk and Piyaporn Saensouk. 2019. Kaempferia mahasarakhamensis
, A New Species from Thailand. Taiwania. 64(1)
: 39-42. DOI: 10.6165/tai.2019.64.39