Year of Publication: 2005, Vol. 57 (2)

Date Published 30 December 2005
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Pearce, K.G. 
A new Bornean Paraboea (Gesneriaceae) species endemic to Niah National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia, and further plant records from Niah  [Page 145 - 182]
Paraboea culminicola K.G. Pearce, endemic to the Subis limestone at Niah, was first collected in 1932 and subsequently in 1961, 1962, and 2002.  The species is described and illustrated. In addition, a list is provided of 357 taxa (356 species) from Niah represented by specimens in the herbarium of the Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SAR), bringing the total number ot taxa recorded for Niah National Park to c. 550 and the total number for the Park and its vicinity to c. 700; the total number of taxa associated with limestone at Niah to 281; and the total of Borneo endemics found in the Park to 19 taxa.

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Pannell, C.M. 
Aglaia soepadmoi (Meliaceae), a new species for Borneo  [Page 183 - 185]
More species of Aglaia Lour, occur in Borneo than anywhere else in the range of the genus. Sixty species are known from the island, of which 12 are endemic. The species described here is a rare plant recorded from Lundu District in West Sarawak and from Sumatra. It belongs to section Aglaia

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Skornickova, J. and M. Sabu
Curcuma roscoeana Wall. (Zingiberaceae) in India  [Page 187 - 197]
Collections from the Andaman Islands, formerly determined to Curcuma kurzii King ex Baker or C. petiolata Roxb., match C. roscoeana Wall. A detailed description from living material, a colour plate, as well as historical and nomenclatural details are provided and lectotypes are designated for C. roscoeana and C. kurzii.

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Skornickova, J. and M. Sabu 
The identity and distribution of Curcuma zanthorrhiza Roxb.(Zingiberaceae)  [Page 199 - 209]
Curcuma zanthorrhiza Roxb., a widely distributed and utilised Asian species, has been misidentilied in India for over 100 years. A description and colour plate of Curcuma zanthorrhiza are provided, with additional notes on C. zedoaria (Christm.) Roscoe and C. aromatica Salisb., which are two common misidentifications of C. zanthorrhiza in India. It is postulated that it is South Indian origin and has been widely distributed by the Srivijaya civilisation that spread through SE Asia long before Western domination. 

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Boyce, P.C. 
A new species of Rhaphidophora Hassk. (Araceae-Monstereae) from Borneo)  [Page 211- 216]
Rhaphidophora typha P.C.Boyce, a new species from Borneo distinguished by its remarkably long peduncle and leaves abaxially grey-glaucous, is described and illustrated. 

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Ng, F.S.P. 
Taxonomic notes on Bornean Litsea, Lindera, Neolitsea and Iteadaphne (Lauraceae)  [Page 217 - 246]
Litsea Lam., Lindera Thunb., Neolitsea Merr. and Iteadaphne Blume share a combination of many features that distinguish them collectively as a well-defined natural group from the rest of the Lauraceae. However, within the group, the genera are defined on features that are unsatisfactory whether considered individually or in combination. 

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Nguyen Q.H. and M.C. Tebbitt
An unusual new species of Begonia (Begoniaceae) from Vietnam  [Page 247 - 251]
An unusual new Begonia species, Begonia cucphuongensis H. Q. Nguyen & Tebbitt, is described from limestone ridges in northern Vietnam. 

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Sam Y.Y. and L.G. Saw 
Three new species of Scaphochlamys (Zingiberaceae) from Peninsular Malaysia  [Page 253 - 261]
Three new species of Scaphochlamys are described from Peninsular Malaysia: S. abdullahii Y.Y.Sam & Saw, S. cordata Y.Y.Sam & Saw and S. laxa Y.Y.Sam & Saw. All three are endemic to the eastern part of Peninsular Malaysia, with S. abdullahii and S. cordata confined to one and only locality each in Terengganu.
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Jutta, M. and Q.Z. Faridah 
Malaxis inexpectata and Habenaria paradiseoides (Orchidaceae), new records for Peninsular Malaysia  [Page 263 - 267]
Two new records, Malaxis inexpectata (J.J.Sm.) J.B.Comber and Habenaria paradiseoides J.J.Sm., are reported for the Orchidaceae of Peninsular Malaysia. Until now, both were known only from Sumatra, M. inexpectata with two, and H. paradiseoides with one collection. 

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Ashton, P.S. 
New Tristaniopsis Peter G.Wilson & J.T.Waterh. (Myrtaceae) from Borneo  [Page 269 - 278]
Three new species, Tristaniopsis kinabaluensis P.S.Ashton, T. microcarpa P.S.Ashton and T. rubiginosa S. Teo ex P.S.Ashton, and three new subspecies, Tristaniopsis kinabaluensis ssp. silamensis P.S.Ashton, T. merguensis ssp. tawaiensis P.S.Ashton and T. whitiana ssp. monostemon PS.Aston, are described from northern Borneo, in preparation for a treatment of the Myrtaceae for the Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. 

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Geri, C and F.S.P. Ng 
Musa lokok (Musaceae), a new species of banana from Bario, Borneo  [Page 279 - 283]
Musa lokok Geri & Ng, sp. nov. is described and illustrated. Locally, the young unfurled leaves have been used as cigarette wrappers. 

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Year of Publication: 2005, Vol. 57 (1)

Date Published 30 September 2005
Ipor, I.B., C.S. Tawan and N. Jacobsen  
A new species of Cryptocoryne (Araceae) from Borneo. [Page 1 - 6]
Cryptocoryne zaidiana Ipor & Tawan, a noteworthy new species from Long Tran. Tinjar, Miri Division, Sarawak is described and illustrated. This amphibious species grows on mudflats in sandy clay soil of intertidal freshwaler zone of Sungai Mering.  Its leaf shape and texture are similar to those of Cryptocoryne lingua Engler but differ especially in its spathe characteristics. It has a strongly recurved ovale limb, the upper surtace is distinctly covered with purplish and creamy protuberances and it has a distinct creamy collar. 

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Baharuddin Sulaiman and P.C. Boyce 
A remarkable new species of Homalomena (Araceae) from Peninsular Malaysia  [Page 7 - 11]
Homalomena pineodora Sulaiman & P.C.Boyce is described as a new species from Peninsular Malaysia. Its similarities to H. bellula Schott (Java), H.elegantula A Hay & Herscovitch and H. hastata M.Hotta (both Sumatera) and as yet undescribed Homalomena from North Vietnam are discussed. 

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Boyce, P.C., Jelend Kisai and Jepom Tisai 
Hapaline appendiculata (Araceae: Caladieae) rediscovered  [Page 13 - 18]
Hapaline appendiculata Ridl., a species endemic to Sarawak, Borneo, and hitherto known from only three collections, has recently been recollected. An expanded description for the species, first ever published field photographs and a key to Hapaline in Borneo is presented. 

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Truong Q.T., R. Kiew and J.J. Vermeulen 
Begonia bataiensis Kiew, a new species in section Leprosae (Begoniaceae) from Vietnam [Page 19 - 23]
Begonia bataiensis Kiew with long, cylindric, fleshy fruits is the fourth species to be described in the largely Chinese section Leprosae. 
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Turner, I.M. and K.N. Gandhi 
A correction in Cleistocalyx (Myrtaceae) [Page 25- 27]
Cleistocalyx nervosus (DC.) Kosterm. is an illegitimate later homonym of Cleistocalyx nervosus (Lour.) Blume. Therefore, the new combinations Cleistoicalyx cerasoides (Roxb.) I.M. Turner and C. cerasoides var. paniala (Roxb.) I.M. Turner are proposed. Eugenia cerasoides Roxb. is lectotypified. 
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Poulsen, A.D. and R.J. Searle
Scaphochlamys calcicola (Zingiberaceae): A new and unusual species from Borneo [Page 29 - 35]
Scaphochlamys calcicola A.D.Poulsen & R.J.Searle is described from the Bau limestone area in Sarawak, Borneo. Its placement within Scaphochlamys and relationship with Boesenbergia and Distichochlamys are discussed. 
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Skornickova, J. and M. Sabu 
The recircumscription of Curcuma L. (Zingiberaceae) to include the genus Paracautleya R.M.Sm  [Page 37 - 45]
Based on recent living material from the type locality, the monotypic genus Paracautleya is reduced to synonymy with Curcuma and a new combination is made for C. bhatii (R.M.Sm.) Skornick. and M.Sabu. A detailed description of the species, including a colour plate, is given. 
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Wilde, W.J.J.O. de and B.E.E. Duyfjes 
New taxa and taxonomic status in Xanthophyllum Roxb. (Polygalaceae) from Borneo  [Page 47 - 61]
Thirteen new taxa or taxa with a new status in Xanthophyllum (Polygalaceae) from Borneo are described. The ten new species described in this paper are: X. bicolor W.J. De Wilde & Duyfjes. X. brachystachyum  W.J. de Wilde & Duyfjes, X. crassum W.J. de Wilde & Duyfjes, X. inflatum W.J. de Wilde & Duyfjes, X. ionanthum W.J. de Wilde & Duyfjes, X. longum W.J. de Wilde & Duyfjes, X. nitidum W.J. de Wilde & Duyfjes, X. pachycarpon W.J. de Wilde & Duyfjes, X. rectum W.J. de Wilde & Duyfjes and X. rheophilum W.J. de Wilde & Duyfjes, and the new variety is X. griffithii A.W. Benn var. papillosum W.J. Wilde & Duyfjes.  New taxonomic status has been accorded to X. adenotus Miq. var. arsatii ((C.E..C. Fisch.) W.J. de Wilde & Duyfjes and X. lineare (Meijden) W.J. de Wilde & Duyfjes. 
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Ng, F.S.P. 
Taxonomic notes on Bornean Cryptocarya R.Br. (Lauraceae)  [Page 63 - 68]
Cryptocarya is sharply defined from other genera in the Lauraceae by floral morphology and fruit development. The ovary is superior and seated within a deep and distinct hypanthium. The developing fruit remains free from the hypanthium but is completely enclosed by it. The resulting inferior fruit has two walls - an outer wall developed from the hypanthium. and an inner wall derived from the ovary wall. The only other tree genera of Lauraceae in SE Asia with inferior fruits are Eusideroxylon and Potoxylon, but in these two genera the ovaries are semi-inferior and the pericarp develops from the 'fusion' of the receptacle and the ovary wall resulting in a single fruit wall.                                                                                                In Borneo, 15 species of Cryptocarya are recognized. Seven species are reduced to synonymy. 
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Julia, S. 
A synopsis of the genus Actinodaphne Nees (Lauraceae) in Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia  [Page 69 - 100]
In Sabah and Sarawak, a total of 20 species of Actinodaphne are recognized including one imperfectly known species. Of these, eight (Actinodaphne kosterrmansii S. Julia, Actinodaphne percoriacea S. Julia. Actinodaphne robusta S. Julia, Actinodaphne semengohensis S. Julia, Actinodaphne soepadmoi S. Julia, Actinodaphne spathulifolia S. Julia, Actinodaphne sulcata S. Julia and Actinodaphne venosa S. Julia) are new to science. In addition, two varieties, Actinodaphne kostermansii var. glabrescens S. Julia and Actinodaphne sulcata var. longipetiolata S. Julia are also described as new. Relevant references, basionyms. type specimens (if known), synonyms, distribution, ecology and notes for each is species occurring in Sabah and Sarawak are provided. An identification list for all specimens examined is given. 
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Chung, R.C.K., E. Soepadmo and A.L. Lim 
A synopsis of the Bornean species of Microcos L, (Tiliaceae)[Page 101 - 129]
In preparing the treatment of the family Tiliaceae for the Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak Project, a revision of the genus Microcos in Borneo was conducted resulting in 27 species being recognised for Borneo, of which 25 species occur in Sabah and Sarawak; two {M. laurlfolia and M. tomentosa) are newly recorded, three M. creaghii, M. elmeri and M. ovato-lanceolata) are reduced to synonymy and one {M. longipetiolata) is excluded from the genus. Fifteen species are endemic to Borneo. A complete list of exsiccatae. nomenclatural (typification and synonymy) and taxonomic notes and distribution of the recognised species are provided. 
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Vermeulen, J.J. and P. O'Byrne
Two new species resembling Bulbophyllum plumatum Ames and B. mirum J.J.Sm. (Orchidaceae) [Page 133 - 137]
Two new species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae) are described, both similar to B. plumatum Ames and B. mirum J.J. Sm, Bulbophyllum scotinochiton J.J.Verm. &  P. O'Byrne is from Sumatra, Indonesia: B. thiurum J.J.Verm. & P. O'Byrne is from Johore, Peninsular Malaysia.  Pictures of all four species are given. 
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Year of Publication: 2005, Vol. 57 (Supplementary)

Date Published 02 March 2005
Helena Duistermaat
Supplement of the Gardens' Bulletin Singapore
Field Guide to the Grasses of Singapore (Excluding the Bamboos) 
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Year of Publication: 2004, Vol. 56 (1&2)

Date Published 25 October 2004
Zumbroich, T.J. and Chav Y.W 
Singapore's first spice plantation and Botanic Garden 1819-1859  [Page 1 - 28]
The history of the spice plantation and Botanic Garden conceived by Sir Stamford Raffles (1781-1826) for Government Hill (now Fort Canning Hill) in Singapore is documented from its inception in 1819 using archival sources, contemporary accounts, as well as previously published and unpublished maps. After Raffles's departure from Singapore in 1823 and under pressure for retrenchment, the patronage of economic botany shifted from the government to entrepeneurs who revived Raffles's original nutmeg {Myristica fragrans Houtt.) plantation in the 1830's, subsequently leading to frenzied nutmeg cultivation around the settlement. A combination of competitive pressure, inadequate husbandry and an insect pest brought nutmeg cultivation on Government Hill and elsewhere to an end in 1859. .Not only was the spice plantation envisioned by Raffles in existence longer and at times more extensive than previously thought, it also exerted a significant impact on land development in and around the settlement. A map of Government Hill and the surrounding area is shown to illustrate the gradual encroachment of other buildings and facilities over time. 

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Duistermaat, H. 
New grass (Poaceae) records for Singapore, including Panicum laxum new for Asia [Page 29 - 41]
Working on a field guide to the grasses of Singapore, 15 records not included in The Concise first time for Singapore were discovered. Eight species and a variety are either recorded for the first time , or their presence, which was doubted before, is confirmed. They are: Cyrtococcum patens (L.) A.Camus, Dichanthium annulatum (Forssk.) Stapf, Eragrostis cilianensis (Bellardi) Vignolo ex Janch., Panicum paludosum Roxb., Panacum laxum Sw., Paspalum plicatulum Michx., Rottboellia cochinchinensis (Lour) W.D. Clayton, and Sporobolus indicus (L.) R.Br var. pyramidalis (Beauv.) Veldt.and S. tenuissimus (Schrank) Kuntze, Panicum laxum is a new record for Asia. The occurrence of six more species already known from Singapore but not reported in local floras is noted: Cenchrus echinatus L., Digitaria bicomis (Lam.) Roem. & Schult., D. mollicoma (Kunth) Henrard, Eragrostis brownii (Kunth.) Nees (including E. cumingii Steud. var. cumingii), Panicum trichocladum Hack, ex K. Schum., and Urochloa piligera (F Muell. ex Benth.) R.D. Webster. For the sake of completeness, they are included with a short discussion.

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Skornickova, J., M. Sabu and M.G. Prasanthkumar 
Curcuma mutabilis (Zingiberaceae): a new species from South India [Page 43 - 54]
Curcuma mutabilis Skomickova, M.Sabu & M.G.Prasanthkumar, sp. nov. is described from Northern Kerala, South India, including illustrations and notes. 

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Zhu, H. 
A tropical seasonal rain forest at its altitudinal and latitudinal limits in southern Yunnan, SW China [Page 55 - 71]
The tropical seasonal rain forest (semi-evergreen rain forest) in Caiyanghe Nature Reserve, Simao, Yunnan, China, is at the northern and altitudinal limits of tropical rain forest in Asia. It shares the main physiognomic characteristics of tropical rain forest. Compared with lowland rain forests in China and equatorial regions in Asia , it has lower species diversity with more micro- and nano-phanerophytes and herbaceous phanerophytes in the life form spectra, more microphyllous plants and more plants with non-entire leaves. In floristic composition, it is dominated by tropical Asian elements and characterized by the Indo-Malayan tropical flora. It is suggested that the occurrence of tropical rain forest in southern Yunnan is more influenced by topography and local habitats than the regional climate.

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Kiew, R. and Tan J..H.
Begonia sabahensis Kiew & J.H.Tan (Begoniaceae), a new yellow-flowered Begonia from Borneo [Page 73- 77]
Begonia sabahensis Kiew & J.H. Tan, (Begoniaceae) is described from Sabah, Malaysia. It belongs to sect. Diploiclinium and is most remarkable for its pure yellow flowers. 

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Argent, G.C.G. 
New species and comments on Rhododendron (Ericaceae) from the island of Palawan, Philippines [Page 79 - 94]
Three new species of Rhododendron section Vireya are described: R. mendumiae; R reynosoi and R. wilkiei, together with a new subspecies of R. javanicum ssp. palawanense and new records of R. edanoi, which is shown to be the same species as R. pneumonanthum of Borneo although differing at the sub-specific level. Keys are given to all the Rhododendron species currently known from the island of Palawan.

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Kiew, R. 
Begonia sizemoreae Kiew (Begoniaceae). A handsome new Begonia from Vietnam. [Page 95 - 100]
Begonia sizemoreae Kiew (sect. Platycentrum) is described from the Ba Vi National Park in North Vietnam. Closely related to B. rex Putzeys and with similarly fine variegated leaves, it is striking for the crimson reticulation of veins in the central and marginal parts of the leaves. 

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Pearce, K.G. 
The vegetation and plants of Niah National Park. Borneo [Page 101 - 145]
Based on survey work and specimen collection carried out during 2001 to 2003, vegetation types that occur in Niah National Park (the various facies of limestone vegetation-the Subis limestone is the most prominent feature of the Park-mixed dipterocarp forest, seasonal swamp forest on clayey marls and on peat soils, riparian forest, and regenerating forest developing after shifting cultivation) are described. A provisional checklist of species includes more than 300 species. Ferns, Acanthaceae, Annonaceae, Araceae, Begoniaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Gesneriaceae, Moraceae, Rubiaceae and Urticaceae are well represented, while orchids and palms appear to be under-collected. A number of fruit tree species and other useful plants occur in the Park. The Park is home to at least 12 endemics found nowhere else, and 5 possible new species. 

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Craven, Lyn A. and Siti Sunarti 
A new Species of, and Reinstatements in, Octamyrtus (Myrtaceae) [Page 147 - 152]
The taxonomy of Octamyrtus Diels is reviewed and six species are recognised. Octamyrtus halmaherensis Craven & Sunarti is newly described and O. arfakensis Kaneh. & Hatus. ex C.T. White and O. glomerata Kaneh. & Hatus, ex C.T. White are reinstated. Neotypes are designated for O. behrmannii Diels and O. insignis Diels. A key to the species is provided. 

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Ipor I.P., Tawan C.S. and Boyce P.C. 
A new species of Amorphophallus (Araceae: Thomsonieae) from Sarawak, Borneo [Page 153 - 159]
Amorphophallus julaihii Ipor, Tawan & P.C. Boyce a new species from forested limestone in Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo is described and illustrated. 

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Poulsen, A.D. and Clausager K.E. 
A new species of Stachyphrynium (Marantacaea) from Borneo [Page 161 - 166]
Stachyphrynium calcicola, a new species of Marantaceae, was recently discovered in the Bau limestone area, Sarawak. It also occurs in Kalimantan. The new species is described and illustrated and the uses of Bornean Marantaceae are given. 

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Year of Publication: 2003, Vol. 55 (02)

Date Published 15 December 2003
Kiew, R. and I.M. Turner
Are any plants endemic to Singapore? [Page 173 - 183]
Many taxa are reported in the literature as endemic to Singapore. Of the 19 investigated, seven are shown to be endemic. Of these six, Bolbitis x singaporensis (Lomariopsidaceae), Flickingeria laciniosa (Orchidaceae), Spatholobus ridleyi (Leguminosae), Strychnos ridleyi (Loganiaceae), Tectaria griffithii var, singaporeana (Dryopteridaceae) and Thunbergia dasychlarnys (Acanthaceae) are extinct, while Cryptocoryne x timahensis (Araceae) is still alive in the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. These seven taxa represent a mere 0.3% of Singapore's vascular flora of about 2300 species. A new combination is made for Hypobathrum coniferum (Ridl.) Kiew (Rubiaceae).

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Hassan, I
A note on Cordia premnifolia Ridl. (Boraginaceae) [Page 185 - 188]
Cordia premnifolia Ridl. is confirmed as a synonym of C. dichotoma G. Forst., not of C. cochinchinensis Gagnep., which does not occur in Malesia. C premnifolia is lectotypified.

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Gusman, G.
Arisaema fimbriatum (Araceae) and its intraspecific variation. [Page 201 - 208]
The status of Arisaema fimbriatum Mast, is discussed based on the examination of herbarium material as well as living plants in the wild and in cultivation. A. fimbriatum is recognised as having two subspecies: subsp.fimbriatum and subsp. bakerianum (Engl.) G.Gusman established here.

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Middleton, D.J.
A revision of Dyera (Apocynaceae: Rauvolfioideae) [Page 209 - 218]
The genus Dyera is revised. Two species, Dyera costulata and Dyera polyphylla, are recognised. A key to the species is presented and descriptions given.

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Skornickova, J., M. Sabu and M.G. Prasanthkumar
Curcuma codonantha (Zingiberaceae) - a new species from the Andaman Islands, India [Page 219 - 228]
Curcuma codonantha Skornickova, M. Sabu & Prasanthkumar sp. nov. from the Andaman Islands, India, is described and illustrated.

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Zahid, M.S.
Three new species of Porterandia (Rubiaceae) from Mount Kinabalu, Borneo [Page 229 - 238]
Three new species of Porterandia (Rubiaceae), P. beamanii, P. chanii and P. puffii, which occur on Mount Kinabalu, Bomeo, are described.

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Chung, R.C.K., E. Soepadmo and A.L. Lim.
The significance of pollen morphology in the taxonomy of Grewia and Microcos (Tiliaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo [Page 239 - 256]
The pollen morphology of 5 species of Grewia and 31 species of Microcos (including their type species) from Peninsular Malaysia and Bomeo were studied using light, scanning and transmission electron microscopy. The pollen of Grewia species differs from that of Microcos in being larger with a mean polar axis of 53-75 pm and an average equatorial diameter of 39-55 um, having a coarsely reticulate tectum, a lumina diameter of more than 1.5 um and a mean exine thickness of 1.55-2.15 um. Microcos pollen is characterised by its smaller size with a mean polar axis of 25-35 um and an average equatorial diameter of 19-27 um, a finely reticulate tectum, a lumina diameter of less than 1.5 um and a mean exine thickness 0.84-0.90 um. The pollen of all species examined conforms to the previously recognised 'Grewia-type'.

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Vermeulen, J.J. and P. O'Byrne
Six new species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae) from Sulawesi [Page 256 - 270]
Six new species of Bulbophyllum are described, all from Sulawesi: B. trichorhachis (sect. Hybochilus), B. valeryi (sect. Leptopus), B. auriculatum and B. tubilabium (both sect. Monilibulbus), B. stenurum (sect. Osyricera), and B. reductum (sect. Pelma).

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Lee, S., A. Samsuri, P. Leong, Ali Ibrahim and A.T. Gwee
A botanical survey of Chek Jawa, Pulau Ubin, Singapore [Page 271- 307]
A botanical survey in 2002/2003 collected 245 species in 171 genera and 80 families of vascular plants excluding alien species. Among the seven habitats on Chek Jawa, the intertidal zone with seven species of seagrasses, the rocky shore and the mangrove communities are relatively diverse and undisturbed. The coastal forest, although heavily disturbed, is not secondary forest. Based on the Singapore Red Data Book, 11 species were recorded as 'extinct', 11 as endangered and 16 as vulnerable. The re-finding of these extinct species makes Chek Jawa an important conservation site in the Singapore context. Elephantopus mollis (Compositae) is a new record for the Singapore flora.

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