a2 Technical and Further Education NSW, Richmond College, Locked Bag 7, Richmond, NSW 2753, Australia. E-mail: email@example.com
a3 Herbarium VNM, Centre for Biodiversity and Development, Institute of Tropical Biology, Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
A new species of Camellia L. (Theaceae) from Vietnam, C. inusitata Orel, Curry & Luu, is described, illustrated and compared with six Camellia species from sections Thea (L.) Dyer, Corallina Sealy and Paracamellia Sealy. Reproductive morphology and molecular evidence supports taxonomic placement in the genus Camellia but the vegetative morphology is so distinct that a new section, Camellia sect. Bidoupia Orel, Curry & Luu, is established.
(Received October 11 2011)
(Accepted February 23 2012)