Edinburgh Journal of Botany

Articles

A REVISION OF CAUTLEYA (ZINGIBERACEAE)

G. Auvraya1 and M. F. Newmana2

a1 INRA Angers-Nantes, Centre d’Angers, UMR GenHort, 42 rue George Morel, 49071 Beaucouzé, France.

a2 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland, UK. E-mail: m.newman@rbge.ac.uk

Abstract

Cautleya (Royle ex Benth.) Hook.f. (Zingiberaceae) is revised. Two species are recognised, one of them with two varieties. They are found in northern India, Nepal, Bhutan, southern China, Burma, Thailand and Vietnam. A key is given and all taxa are described. Preliminary conservation assessments are made.

(Received October 22 2009)

(Accepted June 30 2010)