Thismia nigricoronata PANKAJ KUMAR, STEPHAN W. GALE, JI-HONG LI, SOMSANITH BOUAMANIVONG, GUNTER A. FISCHER– Phytotaxa Vol 319, No 3 (2017);
Thismia nigricoronata a new species from Laos : 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2) – 61 2017 Thismia nigricoronata PHYTOTAXA.pdf- 2 MB.
One of our article got published just now.
It is my first attempt outside family Orchidaceae and hence means a lot to me. And this is more than just a description of new species as it includes taxonomic appraisal of the whole genus of tribe Thismieae.
Hope you will find it interesting.
The article is freely available at the link below.
Kumar, P., S.W.Gale, J.H.Li, S. Bouamanivong & G.A.Fischer (2017). Thismia nigricoronata, a new species of Burmanniaceae (Thismieae, Dioscoreales) from Vang Vieng, Vientiane Province, Laos, and a key to subgeneric classification. Phytotaxa 319 (3): 225–240; https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.319.3.2
Great work … Hearty congratulations to you and your team.. You are not only Orchid expert, U R All Rounder… Keep going..
I saw the abstract in the morning. Congrats. One new species of Drypetes published there also by CNH scientists.
Thismia nigricoronata, a new species of Burmanniaceae (Thismieae, Dioscoreales) from Vang Vieng, Vientiane Province, Laos, and a key to subgeneric classification PANKAJ KUMAR, STEPHAN W. GALE, JI-HONG LI, SOMSANITH BOUAMANIVONG, GUNTER A. FISCHER– Phytotaxa Vol 319, No 3 (2017)- Thismia nigricoronata is described as a new species in family Burmanniaceae. Both morphological and phylogenetic analyses indicate that this new Lao endemic is allied to T. taiwanensis in section Glaziocharis, and it can be differentiated on the basis of its longer vestigial stem leaves, reflexed free outer perianth lobes and ornamented, vibrantly coloured outer surface of the perianth tube. The infrageneric taxonomy of Thismia is reviewed, the genera Geomitra and Scaphiophora are officially reduced to sectional status in Thismia, and all species are enumerated in systematic order. A key to all currently accepted subgenera, sections and subsections is presented to facilitate further examination of their phylogenetic integrity in light of apparent conflict between the traditional morphology-based system and the emerging DNA-based classification.