Vol. 77 No. 2 (2022)
Articles

Studies on the genus Capparis L. (Capparaceae) in Lao PDR. VI: a new species from the Bolikhamxai Province

Silvio Fici
Department of Agricultural, Food and Forest Sciences, University of Palermo, Palermo
Soulivanh Lanorsavanh
Biology Department, Faculty of Natural Science, National University of Laos, Dong Dok, Vientiane
Vichith Lamxay
Biology Department, Faculty of Natural Science, National University of Laos, Dong Dok, Vientiane
Keooudone Souvannakhoummane
Biology Department, Faculty of Natural Science, National University of Laos, Dong Dok, Vientiane
Published December 15, 2022
Keywords
  • Bolikhamxai Province,
  • Capparis sect. Monostichocalyx,
  • endemism,
  • Indo-Pacific area,
  • plant taxonomy
How to Cite
Fici, S., Lanorsavanh, S., Lamxay, V., & Souvannakhoummane, K. (2022). Studies on the genus Capparis L. (Capparaceae) in Lao PDR. VI: a new species from the Bolikhamxai Province. Webbia, 77(2), 271-275. https://doi.org/10.36253/jopt-13377

Abstract

A new species of Capparis, C. phatadke, is described and illustrated from the Bolikhamxai Province, central Lao PDR. The new species is characterized by lianous habit, brown-reddish indumentum, straight stipular thorns, laminar bracts, large flowers arranged in terminal corymbs or subumbels, long filaments and large ovary. It is so far known from a single locality, where has been observed in mixed deciduous forest and secondary forest in a limestone area. Its ecology and phenology are discussed, and its conservation status is assessed.