Kew Bulletin

, Volume 65, Issue 2, pp 341–343 | Cite as

Mnesithea thailandica a new species of Poaceae from Thailand

  • Paweena Traiperm
  • Thaweesakdi Boonkerd
  • Pranom Chantaranothai
  • David A. Simpson


Mnesithea thailandica, a new species of Poaceae subtribe Rottboelliinae from Thailand, is described and illustrated.

Key words

Coelorachis Mnesithea Mnesithea thailandica new species Rottboelliinae Thailand 



The first author acknowledges receipt of the following grants to undertake this work: TRF/BIOTEC Special Program for Biodiversity Research and Training Grant (BRT T_148023); the Center of Excellence in Biodiversity, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University (CEB_D_3_2005); and a grant from Development and Promotion of Science and Technology Talents project of Thailand (DPST). We are indebted to Dr Benjamin ∅llgaard for assisting with the latin diagnosis and to Drs Steve Renvoize and Tom Cope for their suggestions to improve the work and providing facilities while working in the Grass Section at Kew. We are also very grateful to the curators and staff of the following herbaria: AAU, BCU, BK, BKF, BM, CMU, K, KKU, L, P, PSU, QBG, TCD and Herb. Biology, Chiang Mai University for all information and their assistance during visits to their institutions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paweena Traiperm
    • 1
    • 2
  • Thaweesakdi Boonkerd
    • 3
  • Pranom Chantaranothai
    • 4
  • David A. Simpson
    • 5
  1. 1.Ph.D. Programme in Biological Science, Faculty of ScienceChulalongkorn UniversityBangkokThailand
  2. 2.Department of Plant Science, Faculty of ScienceMahidol UniversityBangkokThailand
  3. 3.Department of Botany, Faculty of ScienceChulalongkorn UniversityBangkokThailand
  4. 4.Applied Taxonomic Research Center, Department of Biology, Faculty of ScienceKhon Kaen UniversityKhon KaenThailand
  5. 5.Royal Botanic Gardens, KewSurreyUK

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