Kew Bulletin

, 71:4 | Cite as

Porpax verrucosa (Orchidaceae), a new species from Cambodia

  • André SchuitemanEmail author


A new species of Porpax (Orchidaceae - Epidendroideae - Podochileae) from the Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia is described and illustrated. It is similar to P. elwesii but differs in the much broader and longer, obovate petals that are covered with numerous, glassy, enlarged cells, giving a verrucose appearance.

Key Words

Cardamom Mountains Mekong Region taxonomy 



I am grateful to Dr Omaliss Keo and Mr Menghor Nut of the Cambodia Forestry Administration for their support. The American Society Board of the Kew Foundation provided a grant to cover the costs of the fieldwork, which Christopher Ryan (Kew) and Menghor Nut helped carry out. CITES Cambodia and CITES UK provided the necessary export and import permits. The living specimens were imported into the UK under Defra Plant Health Licence Number 2149/194627-1.


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© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HerbariumRoyal Botanic GardensRichmondUK

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