Malleola tibetica sp. nov. (Aeridinae, Orchidaceae) from Tibet, China


X.-H. Jin, Herbarium, Inst. of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanxincun 20, Xiangshan, CN-100093 Beijing, PR China. E-mail:


Malleola tibetica, a new species from southeastern tropical Tibet, China, is described and illustrated. Morphologically, the new species is closely related to M. dentifera, but differs from it by having uniformly green leaves, flowers with entire lateral lobes of the lip and a basally thickened mid-lobe, and a column that is densely cristaline-papillose adaxially.