PhytoKeys (Jun 2020)

Capparis kbangensis (Capparaceae), a new species from central Vietnam

  • Danh Thuong Sy,
  • Do Van Hai,
  • Ritesh Kumar Choudhary,
  • The Bach Tran,
  • Hoang Mau Chu,
  • Huu Quan Nguyen,
  • Thi Thu Nga Nguyen,
  • Gordon C. Tucker,
  • Joongku Lee

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 151
pp. 83 – 91


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Capparis kbangensis Sy & D.V. Hai, a new species from Kbang District, Gia Lai Province, Vietnam, is described and illustrated. The new species is morphologically similar to Capparis versicolor but differs by several characters such as emarginate leaf apex, hairy margin of sepals, smaller fruits, and fewer seeds per fruit. Its ecology and conservation status are provided along with a taxonomic key to the closely allied species.