A new species of the family Theaceae from central VietNam

Luu Hong Truong, Tran Gioi, Nguyen Quoc Dat, Nguyen Hieu Cuong
Author affiliations


  • Luu Hong Truong Southern Institute of Ecology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
  • Tran Gioi Khanh Hoa Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment
  • Nguyen Quoc Dat Southern Institute of Ecology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
  • Nguyen Hieu Cuong Southern Institute of Ecology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology




Theaceae, Piquetia, new species, Vietnam.


Camellia yenhoae (Theaceae) is described as a new species of section Piquetia from Hon Ba
Nature Reserve, Khanh Hoa province, Central Vietnam. The new taxon is close to C. piquetiana, but differs from the later by having ovate, slightly longitudinally striated and 3‒4-locular ovaries and 3‒4 styles connate at basal 1/5‒1/3 part and glabrous on apical 1/4 part. A key to all known species of the section is given.



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How to Cite

Truong, L. H., Gioi, T., Dat, N. Q., & Cuong, N. H. (2018). A new species of the family Theaceae from central VietNam. Academia Journal of Biology, 40(4). https://doi.org/10.15625/2615-9023/v40n4.12919




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