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Henrik Balslev

Two new species of Callerya Endl. (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae) from Thailand.

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Two new species of the genus Callerya (Endl.); C. chlorantha and C. tennaserimensis are illustrated and described. They are commonly found in dry deciduous or bamboo forest in Kanchanaburi and Ratchaburi province, South-western Thailand. It was also found that C. chlorantha might be associated with limestone habitat. Callerya chlorantha is characterized by its greenish flowers, which is relatively uncommon among species of this genus. Callerya tennaserimensis is characterized by its glabrous leaves and stems and rather small, purplish or maroonish flowers with golden-brown hairs on calyx and abaxial side of standard petal. Phylogenetic relationship of these new species are partially discussed. Key to species of Thai Callerya is also presented here.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-50
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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  • Callerya chlorantha, Callerya tennaserimensis, golden-brown hairs, greenish flower, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi

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