CURCUMA IGNEA (ZINGIBERACEAE), A SPECTACULAR NEW SPECIES FROM THAILAND
Keywords:Curcuma glans, L-shaped anther, Southeast Asia, subgenus Ecomatae
Curcuma ignea Ruchis. & Jenjitt., a new species in Curcuma subg. Ecomatae from Thailand, is described here. This species is distinct from others by the combination of open flowers and L-shaped anthers. It is most similar to Curcuma glans but differs by having anther spurs pointing outwards (vs divergent), remotely pilose corolla lobes (vs glabrous), and vivid red, green, to white bracts (vs pale green to green, with red veins). It is assessed as Endangered using IUCN categories and criteria.
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