Maxim S. Nuraliev

Maxim S. Nuraliev
Lomonosov Moscow State University | MSU · Department of Higher Plants

PhD

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January 2006 - present
Lomonosov Moscow State University
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  • Senior Researcher

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Publications (123)
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Within Araliaceae, at least four groups are recognized to have significant deviations from the typical euasterid flower groundplan: (1) Asian Schefflera clade (incl. Tupidanthus), (2) Plerandra group, (3) Tetraplasandra and (4) Osmoxylon. The main trends of flower structure variation are: reduction of calyx, increase in number of stamen whorls, inc...
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Flowers of Tupidanthus show an extreme case of floral polymery among asterids. Floral development and gynoecium structure have been examined. The floral meristem has a complex folded shape. The tiny calyx is initiated as a continuous ring primordium. The corolla is initiated as a lobed ring and develops into a calyptra. All stamen primordia appear...
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Ceriscoides glabra, a new species of the tribe Gardenieae (Rubiaceae), is described and illustrated. The species was discovered in 2017–2018 in Kon Chu Rang Nature Reserve (Gia Lai Province, southern Vietnam), in the vicinity of the locally well-known K50 waterfall, also known as Hang En waterfall. The new species differs from its congeners by the...
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Leptomischus multiflorus, a new species of the tribe Argostemmateae (Rubiaceae), is described and illustrated. The species was discovered in 2022 in Quang Nam Province, southern Vietnam. The new species is characterized by rich indumentum on almost all plant parts, distylous flowers, and minutely puberulent ovary disk. Leptomischus multiflorus diff...
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We report three species of angiosperms found in Kon Chu Rang Nature Reserve representing new records for Vietnam. Kon Chu Rang Nature Reserve is located in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, being a part of a recently established Kon Ha Nung Highland Biosphere Reserve. Euphorbia bokorensis (Euphorbiaceae) appears to be widely distributed throughout...
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Meiogyne rubra Jaikhamseub, Damth. & Chaowasku sp. nova and M. vietnamica Jaikhamseub, T.A. Le & Chaowasku sp. nova (Annonaceae) from Vietnam are described and illustrated. Molecular phylogenetic reconstructions based on up to eight plastid DNA regions (matK, ndhF, rbcL and ycf1 exons; trnL intron; ndhF-rpl32, rpl32-trnL and trnL-trnF intergenic sp...
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The paper presents a description of a new species, Didymoplexis gibbosa (Gastrodiinae, Gastrodieae) discovered recently in southern Vietnam. This is the fifth species of the genus reported from Vietnam. The new species is most similar to the widely distributed D. pallens. Description of the discovered species is accompanied with data on ecology, ph...
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A reassessment of taxonomy and geographical distribution of a widespread Asian mycoheterotrophic species Petrosavia sakuraii is presented. Petrosavia amamiensis recently described from the Japanese Ryukyu Islands is demonstrated to fit closely the morphological diversity of P. sakuraii. Data from geography, molecular phylogenetics and reproductive...
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A new species, Vanilla cardinalis (Orchidaceae, Vanilloideae) discovered in southern Vietnam (Phu Yen Province, Song Hinh District) is described and illustrated. Data on ecology, phenology, distribution, and estimated IUCN Red List conservation status of the new species are provided. Differences of V. cardinalis from its morphologically similar con...
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An updated checklist of the family Burmanniaceae in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam is provided. The checklist comprises a single genus, Burmannia, and 15 species, of which one is fully autotrophic, six species are partially mycoheterotrophic, and eight species are fully mycoheterotrophic (non-photosynthetic). Burmannia itoana earlier known only from Ja...
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Peliosanthes luteoviridis is described and illustrated as a new species from southern Vietnam (Dong Nai Province, Cat Tien National Park). It is most similar to P. macrostegia in having stamens forming a hemispheric corona and a pistil somewhat abruptly narrowing to a conoid style, but differs mainly in dense inflorescence, terete peduncle, entirel...
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The paper summarizes the knowledge on three Vietnamese species of Ericaceae. Craibiodendron yunnanense is newly documented for the flora of Vietnam. The presence of Lyonia villosa in the country is confirmed by specimen citation. We publish a new combination, Vaccinium glaucorubrum, to accommodate the taxon earlier known as Vaccinium gaultheriifoli...
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Species of the genus Burmannia possess distinctive and highly elaborated flowers with prominent floral tubes that often bear large longitudinal wings. Complicated floral structure of Burmannia hampers understanding its floral evolutionary morphology and biology of the genus. In addition, information on structural features believed to be taxonomical...
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The northern temperate genus Dracocephalum consists of approximately 70 species mainly distributed in the steppe-desert biomes of Central and West Asia and the alpine region of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP). Previous work has shown that Dracocephalum is not monophyletic and might include Hyssopus and Lallemantia. This study attempts to clarify...
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We summarize the knowledge on taxonomy and distribution of the genus Parnassia in Vietnam. Two species of the genus are found in Vietnam. We report additional records of P. wightiana, which appears to inhabit the provinces Ha Giang and Yen Bai. We provide detailed morphological description of the Vietnamese populations of this species, and discuss...
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Citronella suaveolens is reported from Quang Nam Province in southern Vietnam, representing the first record of this species and the genus Citronella in the country and in mainland Southeast Asia in general. Detailed photographic illustrations of studied specimens are provided. A key to the Vietnamese genera and species of Cardiopteridaceae is pres...
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A new species of Aspidistra, A. sonlaensis, is described and illustrated from Son La Province in northern Vietnam. The new species is morphologically close to A. micrantha, but differs in number of perigone lobes, anther position and pistil shape. The new species is accessed as Data Deficient (DD) according to the IUCN categories and criteria.
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While reproductive biology in the mycoheterotrophic family Thismiaceae has long been discussed, only fragmentary knowledge on this issue has been accumulated to date. Direct investigations performed for several species of the family indicated xenogamous mating system and pollination by various dipteran insects. Data on dichogamy, floral nectar, flo...
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A synopsis of the genus Chionanthus is presented for Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Thirteen species, including four species endemic to the area, are recognized. Amongst them, twelve species, including two endemic species, are found in Vietnam, and nine and five species are recorded in Laos and Cambodia, respectively. Several species are reported as n...
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Micromorphological characters of leaf epidermis were investigated in 69 species of Aspidistra using scanning electron microscopy. Sculpture of epidermis varies from smooth to verrucose and rugose in the genus. The abaxial epidermis of some species bears papillae, whereas the adaxial surface uniformly lacks the papillae. Sculpture type of epidermis...
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This research provides a description and illustrations for a new species from the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Cynanchum quangbinhense. The distribution, habitat, phenology and conservation assessment for the species are also presented. The new species differs from closely related species, C. ovalifolium in many characters such as leaf shape, i...
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The paper provides additions to the known diversity of Begonia in Vietnam and Laos. One species new to science from Lao PDR (B. vivipara) and three new species from Vietnam (B. aspersa, B. gracilifolia, B. maculifolia) are described. Three species (B. rotundilimba, B. versicolor, B. wenshanensis) are reported as new records for the flora of Vietnam...
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Ardisia patentiradiosa C.M. Hu & Nuraliev (Primulaceae) collected from montane forest of Gia Lai Province, Vietnam, is described and illustrated. Its distinguishing characters from its closest relatives, Ardisia gracilenta C.M. Hu & J.E. Vidal and A. pitardii C.M. Hu & J.E. Vidal, are discussed.
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The mycoheterotrophic genus Thismia shows a great number of structural and ecological traits which are rare or unique for angiosperms. Pollen morphology of this genus is still poorly known. Pollen of Thismia was reported to be porate with one to several pores. Position of the pores is unknown, and therefore, the pollen type has not been established...
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Pseudomonomerous gynoecia with three (or four) carpels are unknown in the species-rich core group of Apiales, but this condition is shared by three species-poor families (Pennantiaceae, Torricelliaceae, Griseliniaceae) that form the basal grade of the order. Testing a hypothesis on the ancestral nature of carpel dimorphism in Apiales requires compa...
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The plant family Balanophoraceae consists entirely of species that have lost the ability to photosynthesize. Instead, they obtain nutrients by parasitizing other plants. Recent studies have revealed that plastid genomes of Balanophoraceae exhibit a number of interesting features, one of the most prominent of those being a highly elevated AT content...
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The present work is an effort to untangle the taxonomy of Phlogacanthus pulcherrimus, a poorly known species reported here for the first time for the flora of Vietnam. Fresh specimens of this species were collected from three localities in Southern Vietnam. They provided new insights to its appearance and morphology. Phlogacanthus pulcherrimus can...
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Begonia xuansonensis, a new species from northern Vietnam, is described and illustrated. The new species is characterized by reddish-orange to orange tepals, which is a rare type of flower coloration in asian species of the genus. Begonia xuansonensis is most similar to B. lowiana, but differs from the latter by stipules 4-6 × 1.5-2 mm, orange tepa...
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We describe and illustrate Ophiopogon robustus and Peliosanthes rubra from northern Laos and P. convallarioides from central Vietnam as species new to science. Ophiopogon robustus is close to O. platyphyllus from southern China, P. rubra is similar to P. densiflora from Laos and P. convallarioides is close to P. argenteostriata from Laos and Vietna...
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Leptomischus anisophyllus, a new species of Rubiaceae, is described and illustrated, and its conservation status is discussed. The species was discovered in 2017 during a botanical survey of Pu Mat National Park (Nghe An Province, Central Vietnam). The new species is remarkable by its anisophylly, a rare feature in Leptomischus. Besides, Leptomisch...
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Aspidistra thuongiana is described and illustrated as a new species from the South Central Coast region of Vietnam. The new species has bright yellow flower and a slender pistil with a minute stigma. It is morphologically close to A. longipedunculata, but differs in shorter peduncle, bowl-shaped (vs. campanulate) perigone, shorter ovate (vs. oblong...
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Heterotrophic plants provide intriguing examples of reductive evolution. This is especially evident in the reduction of their plastid genomes, which can potentially proceed toward complete genome loss. Several milestones at the beginning of this path of degradation have been described; however, little is known about the latest stages of plastome re...
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Thismia is characterized by an exceptionally complicated floral morphology that is currently not understood properly. In the taxonomic literature, descriptive rather than morphological terms are often applied to parts of the flower in Thismia, relating to the general appearance of the floral organs instead of their precise homologies. Precise under...
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Ardisia daklakensis C.M. Hu & Nuraliev sp. nov. (Primulaceae) collected from lower montane forest of Chu Yang Sin National Park in Dak Lak Province, Vietnam, is described and illustrated. It is assigned to the A. subg. Crispardisia Mez, and a key to related species is provided.
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We report three species from the family Asteraceae found in Hoang Lien National Park representing new records for Vietnam. Erigeron lilacinus is a new combination that we publish to accommodate the taxon earlier known as Erigeron annuus subsp. lilacinus at species rank. It is a widely distributed weed that, however, has not been reported for Asia u...
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The present study reports newly recorded species of vascular plants for the flora of Vietnam found in the recently established Bat Xat Nature Reserve in Lao Cai province, close to the border with Yunnan province of China. Thirteen species belonging to eleven families are reported: Acanthaceae (Strobilanthes helicta), Actinidiaceae (Actinidia mellia...
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The monocot family Triuridaceae is a morphological misfit with respect to several traits of floral morphology, including the uniformly apocarpous polymerous gynoecium and the famous inside-out flowers of Lacandonia. Although Triuridaceae are crucially important for understanding the floral evolution of Pandanales and angiosperms in general, signifi...
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Primula gracilituba sp. nov. (Primulaceae) collected from montane forest of Bat Xat Nature Reserve in Lao Cai Province of northwestern Vietnam is described and illustrated. The distinguishing characters from the respectively nearest relatives are discussed.
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The paper presents new data on the orchid diversity in Vietnam obtained in 2016-2020. It contains descriptions of one genus (Apetalanthe) and two species new to science (Apetalanthe gracilis, Nervilia appressifolia), as well as one genus (Neottianthe) and four species (Calanthe tricarinata, Collabium yunnanense, Dendrobium praecinctum, Neottianthe...
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The plant family Balanophoraceae consists entirely of species that have lost the ability to photosynthesize. Instead, they obtain nutrients by parasitizing other plants. Recent studies have shown that plastid genomes of Balanophoraceae have a number of interesting features, one of the most prominent of those being a tremendous AT content close to 9...
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The genus Octarrhena (Orchidaceae) is distributed predominantly in Malesia and Papuasia. Its presence in eastern Indochina was uncovered as recently as in 2015 simultaneously with a description of O. minuscula from the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Here, we describe two more species of the genus, O. emarginata and O. perpusilla, also endemic to thi...
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Deutzia glomeruliflora is reported from Lao Cai and Ha Giang provinces in Northern Vietnam, representing the first record of this species and the genus Deutzia in Vietnam and in the Indochinese region. Type material of this species is analyzed and lectotypification is provided; the specimen at P (P00709445) is designated as a lectotype. Patterns of...
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An updated checklist of the family Lycopodiaceae in Vietnam is provided. The checklist is based on the most recent taxonomic delimitation of this family. It comprises three subfamilies, six genera and 20 species. Three species, Huperzia nanlingensis, Phlegmariurus henryi and Phlegmariurus tetrastichus, are reported from Vietnam for the first time,...
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Tupistra nganii is described and illustrated as a new species from Ha Giang Province in northern Vietnam and Yunnan Province in southwestern China. The new species is most similar to T. muricata from Thailand and Laos, from which it differs by the greenish white or yellow perianth and longer exserted stamens. Additionally, Tupistra longispica is re...
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Henckelia longisepala (H.W.Li) D.J.Middleton & Mich.Möller is reported from Lai Chau and Nghe An provinces of Vietnam as a new national record of the species. An amended morphological description and photographic illustrations are provided. The distribution of H. longisepala is discussed with an emphasis on the floristic regions inhabited by this s...
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We present the first taxonomic account of the family Thismiaceae in the countries of Eastern Indochina. A single genus of Thismiaceae, Thismia, with eight species is known to inhabit this region. Six species, including four national endemics, are found in Vietnam, whereas Cambodia and Laos each has a single and endemic species of Thismia. We report...
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Thismia is a genus of > 80 mycoheterotrophic species characterized by a peculiar appearance and complex floral morphology. A significant proportion of the species and morphological diversity of Thismia has only been uncovered in the past two decades, and new discoveries continue to be made. Given that many new data have recently become available, a...
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A comprehensive morphological and taxonomic revision of Vaccinium bullatum, a species of Ericaceae from China and Vietnam, is presented. Typification of this species is performed and a specimen at P (P04022860) is designated as a second-step lectotype. The floral morphology of V. bullatum is described for the first time, based on the study of livin...
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Anisadenia pubescens is reported from Cao Bang province in Northern Vietnam, representing the first record of this species and the genus Anisadenia in Vietnam. This record enlargens the number of genera of the family Linaceae known from this country to five. A key to the Vietnamese genera of Linaceae is provided. Patterns of distribution of both An...
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The paper summarizes results of investigations of non-green plants carried out in the Russian-Vietnamese Tropical Center during the years 2009–2018. The checklist is provided which includes 29 species in seven families. Among them, holoparasites are represented only by the family Balanophoraceae (4 spp.), while the mycoheterotrophs comprise Ericace...
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The genus Tolypanthus and two species, Tolypanthus maclurei and Taxillus vestitus, are reported as new records for Vietnam. Taxonomy and geographical distribution of the newly recorded taxa are discussed; lectotypes of the genus Tolypanthus and the two species are designated. Detailed descriptions and illustrations of both newly recorded species as...
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Aspidistra micrantha is described and illustrated as a new species from southern Vietnam (Quang Nam province, Song Thanh Nature Reserve). The new species has globoid flowers, which are the smallest within the genus Aspidistra. In floral structure, the closest species to A. micrantha is A. urceolata, which is endemic to the Guizhou province of China...
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Two new ginger species, Meistera caudata and Meistera sudae (Zingiberaceae: Alpinieae) from Bidoup-Núi Bà National Park in southern Vietnam, are presented here. Descriptions, notes on distribution, ecology and phenology, preliminary IUCN assessments and colour plates are provided for each newly described species. A new combination Meistera cristati...
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Although most plant species are photosynthetic, several hundred species have lost the ability to photosynthesize and instead obtain nutrients via various types of heterotrophic feeding. Their plastid genomes markedly differ from the plastid genomes of photosynthetic plants. In this work, we describe the sequenced plastid genome of the heterotrophic...
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Didymoplexis Griffith (1844: 383) belongs to a group of morphologically close genera, which also includes Asian genera, Gastrodia R.Brown (1810: 330), Didymoplexiella Garay (1954: 33) and Didymoplexiopsis Seidenfaden (1997: 13). All these plants are small, terrestrial, leafless mycoheterotrophic herbs forming the core of the subtribe Gastrodiinae L...
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Aspidistra minor is described and illustrated as a new species from southern Vietnam (Gia Lai province, Kon Chu Rang Nature Reserve). The new species possesses very small ovate to elliptic leaf blades and very small flowers with stamens inserted at the base of the perigone. In flower structure, the new species resembles A. leucographa and A. elatio...
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Floral symmetry is widely known as one of the most important structural traits of reproductive organs in angiosperms. It is tightly related to the shape and arrangement of floral parts, and at the same time, it plays a key role in general appearance (visual gestalt) of a flower, which is especially important for the interactions of zoophilous flowe...
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Contort petal aestivation is common in several groups of eudicots. Two mirror-shaped types of contort aestivation can be recognized. In some eudicots (mostly asterids), handedness of the contort corolla is fixed at the level of species. In other species (mostly rosids), its handedness is not fixed, and both left- and right-contort corolla is then p...
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Elatostema (Urticaceae) comprises several hundred herbaceous species distributed in tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania. The greatest species richness occurs on limestone karst in Southeast Asia. Taxonomic revisions of Elatostema are largely out of date and contradict each other with respect to the delimitation of Elatostem...
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Here we present revised taxonomy, morphological variation and geographical distribution of Jasminum pedunculatum Gagnep. (Oleaceae). Type material of this species was analyzed and a specimen from P (P00644297) was designated as a lectotype. Jasminum albicalyx Kobuski is reduced to a taxonomic synonym of J. pedunculatum on the basis of morphological...
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Microtropis cerocarpa, a new species of Celastraceae, is described and illustrated. The species was discovered in 2012 during a botanical survey of the Chu Yang Sin National Park (Dak Lak province, southern Vietnam); additional collections were obtained there in 2018. Microtropis cerocarpa possesses dense glomerate sessile inflorescence with sessil...
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Two new national records are reported, i.e. Burmannia nepalensis from Laos and B. lutescens from Vietnam. Both of them are supplied by photographs of the studied plants in living state. Species diversity of Burmannia in Laos and Vietnam is briefly discussed.
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Although most plant species are photosynthetic, several hundred species have lost the ability to photosynthesize and instead obtain nutrients via various types of heterotrophic feeding. Their genomes, especially plastid genomes, markedly differ from the genomes of photosynthetic plants. In this work, we describe the sequenced plastid genome of the...
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Fusion between floral organs or their parts is believed to have played key roles in the origin and subsequent diversification of angiosperms. Two types of fusion can be recognized: postgenital and congenital. Postgenital fusion is readily observable during flower development: primary morphological surfaces of contacting structures meet and join dur...