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Thismia okhaensis (Thismiaceae)—a new fairy lantern from Vietnam

Hồng Trường Lưu, Thiện Tịch Nguyễn, Giỏi Trần, Quang Diệp Đinh, Ngọc Long Vũ, Xuân Bách Nguyễn, Thị Thùy Dung Ngô, Thành Trung Nguyễn


Thismia okhaensis is described and illustrated as a new species discovered in Ô Kha Valley, Khánh Hòa Province in central Vietnam. The new species belongs to section Sarcosiphon on account of having mitre-like flowers. It is allied to T. angustimitra and T. mirabilis, but it differs in having a convex top mitre with three digitate furrows, involucral bracts with round apex, apertures totally hidden under the mitre, and connective appendages with lateral teeth.


Thismiaceae, Thismia okhaensis, mycotrophic plant, Khánh Hòa Province, Vietnam


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