Kew Bulletin

, Volume 63, Issue 4, pp 669–673 | Cite as

Phuphanochloa, a new bamboo genus (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) from Thailand

  • Sarawood SungkaewEmail author
  • Atchara Teerawatananon
  • John A. N. Parnell
  • Chris M. A. Stapleton
  • Trevor R. Hodkinson


A new monotypic bamboo genus Phuphanochloa (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) from north-eastern Thailand is described, together with a new species, P. speciosa.

Key Words

Bambuseae Bambusoideae Phuphanochloa Poaceae Thailand 



We are grateful to Drs Soejatmi Dransfield and Wong Khoon Meng for their valuable suggestions and constructive comments on this paper. We also thank the two anonymous reviewers for their comments on the manuscript and their suggestions for improvement. This work was supported by the TRF/BIOTEC Special Program for Biodiversity Research and Training grant T_147003, a Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Postgraduate Studentship, and the Trinity College Dublin Postgraduate Travel Reimbursement Fund.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarawood Sungkaew
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Atchara Teerawatananon
    • 1
    • 3
  • John A. N. Parnell
    • 1
  • Chris M. A. Stapleton
    • 4
  • Trevor R. Hodkinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Botany, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College DublinUniversity of DublinDublin 2Ireland
  2. 2.Department of Forest Biology, Faculty of ForestryKasetsart UniversityBangkokThailand
  3. 3.Thailand Natural History MuseumNational Science Museum, Techno polisPathum ThaniThailand
  4. 4.HerbariumRoyal Botanic Gardens, KewRichmondUK

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