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Two new species of Scutellaria (Lamiaceae) from Thailand and Burma


Two new species of Scutellaria (Lamiaceae), S. tenasserimensis A. J. Paton and S. khaoyaiensis A. J. Paton, are described here. The name S. cana Wall. ex Benth., recognised as a synonym of S. repens D. Don, is based on specimens belonging to S. repens and S. tenasserimensis. S. cana is lectotypified to clarify the division of these two species. A key to the Scutellaria species of Thailand is provided and the relationships of the species and the relevant morphological characters, particularly nutlets, are discussed.

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The authors thank the Bentham Moxon Trust for funding a trip of the first author to the Bangkok Forest Herbarium where much of this work was done.

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Paton, A., Suddee, S. & Bongcheewin, B. Two new species of Scutellaria (Lamiaceae) from Thailand and Burma. Kew Bull 71, 3 (2016).

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  • Dawna
  • Shan and Tenasserim mountain ranges
  • Khao Yai
  • nutlets