Rafflesia tunku-azizahiae (Rafflesiaceae), a new species from Pahang, Malaysia

Jumaat H. Adam, and Mohd. Afiq Aizat-Juhari, and Nik Nadira-Farhana Nik Ariff, and Shamsul Khamis, and Mohd. Hizamri Mohd. Yasin, and Wan, Kiew-Lian (2022) Rafflesia tunku-azizahiae (Rafflesiaceae), a new species from Pahang, Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana, 51 (11). pp. 3843-3855. ISSN 0126-6039


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A new species of Rafflesia (Rafflesiaceae) from Mt. Benom Forest Reserve, Ulu Dong, Raub, Pahang, Rafflesia tunku-azizahiae Adam, Aizat-Juhari & Wan is described and illustrated. Cluster analysis and principal component analysis showed that R. tunku-azizahiae and R. tuanku-halimii are closely related morphologically, characterized by perigone lobes covered by rows of very closely spaced coalesced white warts, and windows wholly covered by very closely rings of coalesced white warts. Score plot and bi-plot showed that R. tunku-azizahiae differs from R. tuanku-halimii by larger flower diameter, broader diaphragm and disc diameter, larger aperture diameter and longer ramenta.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Cluster analysis; Peninsular Malaysia; Principal component analysis; Rafflesia; Taxonomy; Tetrastigma
Journal:Sains Malaysiana
ID Code:21036
Deposited By: Siti Zarenah Jasin
Deposited On:01 Feb 2023 09:03
Last Modified:03 Feb 2023 08:33

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