A new variety and two new records of <i>Elatostema</i> J. R. Forster & G. Forster (Urticaceae) from Vietnam

  • Yun Lin Hunan Food and Drug Vocational College, Changsha 410014
  • Lin Dong Duan Shaoyong University, Shaoyang 422004
  • Hai Yan Bi Beijing Museum of Natural History, Beijing 100050
Keywords: Elatostema, New record, New variety, Urticaceae, Vietnam


Based on examination of specimens of Elatostema J. R. Forster & G. Forster (Urticaceae) from Vietnam, Elatostema albopilosum W.T. Wang var. vicinum L. D. Duan & Y. Lin, a new variety collected from Bac Can Province and Tuyen Quang Province, Vietnam, is described and photographed. This new variety has glabrous stems, glabrous leaves and glabrous peduncles which differs from var. albopilosum that having sparsely puberulent leaf blade on abaxial surface along veins and sparsely strigillose leaf blade on adaxial surface, and short pilose peduncles. E. integrifolium (D. Don) Wedd. and E. pseudodissectum W. T. Wang, two species previously known from Vietnamese adjacent countries, are newly recorded from Ninh Binh Province and Tam Dao National Park, Vietnam, respectively. The vouchers are kept in the Herbarium (PE) of Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, and their descriptions and photographs are also provided.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v21i1.19254

Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 21(1): 27-32, 2014 (June)


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Lin, Y., Duan, L., & Bi, H. (2014). A new variety and two new records of <i>Elatostema</i&gt; J. R. Forster & G. Forster (Urticaceae) from Vietnam. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 21(1), 27-32. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v21i1.19254