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14 May 2020 Piper lanyuense (Piperaceae), a New Species from Taiwan
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In this paper, we describe and illustrate Piper lanyuense K.N. Kung & Kun C. Chang sp. nova (Piperaceae) from Orchid Island, Taiwan. Piper lanyuense was previously misnamed P. philippinum or P. kwashoense. The new species closely resembles P. betle, a widely cultivated species in South and Southeast Asia, but can be distinguished from it by its erect inflorescence, red and globose drupe, and the lower number of stigmas. A key to the four species of the genus Piper from Orchid Island is provided.

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Kun-Cheng Chang and Kuan-Ning Kung "Piper lanyuense (Piperaceae), a New Species from Taiwan," Annales Botanici Fennici 57(1-3), 93-96, (14 May 2020). https://doi.org/10.5735/085.057.0113
Received: 11 January 2019; Accepted: 27 January 2020; Published: 14 May 2020
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