Plants

Rare new species of plant: Stachys caroliniana

Rare new species of plant: Stachys caroliniana

New Species, Plants May 13, 2015 at 12:00 am

Main Report: EurekeAlert! | Category: | Taxa: | Named for: Other reports:

Two New Blue-Flowered Plant Species Discovered in South…

Two New Blue-Flowered Plant Species Discovered in South…

New Species, Plants April 11, 2015 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Sciencespacerobots | Category: | Taxa: | Named for: Other reports:

New species highlights plant diversity of Palakkad

New species highlights plant diversity of Palakkad

New Species, Plants April 11, 2015 at 12:00 am

Main Report: The Hindu | Category: | Taxa: | Named for: Other reports:

Newly discovered algal species helps corals survive in …

Newly discovered algal species helps corals survive in …

New Species, Plants March 26, 2015 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Science Daily | Category: | Taxa: | Named for: Other reports:

Citizen scientists discover new plant species in the Ca…

Citizen scientists discover new plant species in the Ca…

New Species, Plants March 19, 2015 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Science Daily | Category: | Taxa: | Named for: Other reports:

Newly Discovered Australian Plant Smells Like Rotting F…

Newly Discovered Australian Plant Smells Like Rotting F…

New Species, Plants February 10, 2015 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Sciencespacerobots | Category: | Taxa: | Named for: Other reports:

Wild flower discovered in Wales named after Sir David Attenborough

Celebrity Taxa, New Species, Plants February 7, 2015 at 12:00 am

Main Report: The Guardian | Journal: New Journal of Botany: Journal of the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland Category: Plants | Taxa: (Hieracium attenboroughianum | Named for: Sir David Attenborough Other reports: Flower discovered in the Brecon Beacons to be called Attenborough

Plant genus named after Sir David Attenborough

Plant genus named after Sir David Attenborough

Celebrity Taxa, New Species, Plants February 4, 2015 at 12:00 am

Main Report: The Guardian | Journal: Phytokeys Category: Plants | Taxa: Sirdavidia | Named for: Sir David Attenborough Other reports: Key taxonomical classification of rare plant with fleshy flowers discovered in the rainforest of Gabon in central Africa is named after British naturalist. The plant has a distinct shape, with red petals and up to 19 bright yellow stamen forming a cone.

A New Species of Palm from Central Laos

A New Species of Palm from Central Laos

New Species, Plants November 18, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Novataxa | Category: Plants | Taxa: | Named for: Other reports:

Sydney region’s first new plant find in decades

New Species, Plants November 7, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: The Syndey Morning Herald | Journal: Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens Category: Plants | Taxa: Hibbertia spanantha | Named for: “few-flowered” (Greek) Other reports: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/threatenedspecies/determinations/PDHibbTurrCR.pdf Andrew Robinson, a bushland officer with the Ku-ring-gai Council, was on his first visit to a nature reserve back in 2006 when his eyes fixed on a ?straggly little thing? less than a metre from the track. Research and further visits to the reserve failed to produce a species to match the one Mr Robinson had spotted. What he needed, though, was to catch the plant in flower, which took another threeRead More

A New Species of Slipper Orchid from Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

A New Species of Slipper Orchid from Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

New Species, Plants October 29, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: A Garden’s Chronicle | Journal: Botanique Category: Plants | Taxa: Paphiopedilum robinsonianum | Named for: A. Robinson, Botanist Other reports: A new species of Paphiopedilum from Sulawesi is described.

Three New Ginger Species (Zingiberaceae) from Laos

Three New Ginger Species (Zingiberaceae) from Laos

New Species, Plants October 29, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Novataxa | Journal: Blumea Category: Plants | Taxa: Curcuma corniculata, Curcuma flammea, Zingiber jiewhoei | Named for: Other reports: Three new Zingiberaceae species from Laos, Curcuma corniculata and C. flammea (Curcuma subg. Ecomata), and Zingiber jiewhoei (Zingiber sect. Zingiber), are described and illustrated here.

A New Slipper Orchid from Northern Laos

A New Slipper Orchid from Northern Laos

New Species, Plants October 26, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Novataxa | Journal: Orchideen Journal Category: Plants | Taxa: Paphiopedilum rungsuriyanum | Named for: Niwat Rungruang Other reports: A new and very distinct species of the genus Paphiopedilum from north-Laos is described

A new genus of flower from Vietnam

A new genus of flower from Vietnam

New Species, Plants April 14, 2014 at 9:59 am

Based on molecular and morphological data, the new genus Billolivia with five new species is described, from Vietnam.  

Discovery of four new species of camellia in Vietnam

Discovery of four new species of camellia in Vietnam

New Species, Plants February 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Vietnamnet | Journal: Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature Category: Plants | Taxa: Camellia duyana, Camellia ligustrina, Camellia bugiamapensis | Named for: Other reports: The four new species of Camellia were collected from the Da Lat Plateau and the Lang Biang Massif phytogeographic region in southern Vietnam. The new finds are morphologically dissimilar to known Camellia species. These species are endemic to the mountain temperate climate and to the lowland tropical rainforests of Vietnam.