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Jasminanthes laotica (Apocynaceae, Asclepiadoideae), the first new species of Jasminanthes described from Laos



Jasminanthes laotica (Apocynaceae, Asclepiadoideae), a new species from northern Laos is described, illustrated and a diagnostic key to the species of Jasminanthes Blume is given in this paper. J. laotica is allied to J. xuanlienensis T.B. Tran & Rodda, but can be distinguished by its longer sepals, obtuse to subcordate lamina base, and bright yellow of the inner corolla lobes, salmon-pink of the outer corolla lobes.


Marsdenieae, New record genus, Nam Ha National Bio-Diversity Park, Taxonomy, Eudicots

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