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Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy
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Volume 43, Issue 4 - Dec 2013
Volume 43, Issue 3 - Sep 2013
Volume 43, Issue 2 - Jun 2013
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A review of the taxonomic and ecological characteristics of Korean mistletoe types (Viscum, Korthalsella, Loranthus and Taxillus)
Kim, Chan-Soo ; Kim, Soo-Young ; Sun, Byung-Yun ; Yi, Jae Seon ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 43, issue 2, 2013, Pages 81~89
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2013.43.2.81
In general, studies of aerial parasitic plants known collectively as mistletoe have been carried out to investigate their ecological and agricultural characteristics. However, with the recently increased level of interest in medicinal resources, research on different types of Korean mistletoe has also increased. This study was carried out to review the work on the taxonomy and ecology of Korean mistletoe in preparation for the industrial use of these plants in the future. Mistletoe types are flowering plants belonging to Santalales, which exist in the form of parasites on the branches of trees or shrubs. In Korea, five taxa of four genera in two families of mistletoe exist: Viscum coloratum (Komarov) Nakai f. coloratum, Viscum coloratum (Komarov) Nakai f. rubroaurantiacum (Makino) Kitagawa and Korthalsella japonica (Thunb.) Engl. in Santalaceae, along with Loranthus tanakae Franch. et Sav. and Taxillus yadoriki (Sieb. ex Maxim.) Danser in Loranthaceae. As taxonomic studies of these species remain insufficient and given that the distribution ranges of these species are very wide, further observations pertaining to the morphological variations in each species are necessary. The distribution of mistletoes is known to be determined by the host specificity, the interval between the hosts, the environmental condition, the habits of the host plant, the eating characteristics of mediators in the area, and their habitat selection features.
A new record of fern species from Korean flora: Asplenium septentrionale (L.) Hoffm. (Aspleniaceae)
Son, Sung-Won ; Lee, Han-Kweon ; Yang, Hyung-Ho ; Lee, Kang-Hyup ; Kim, Sung-Sik ; Kwon, Hyejin ; Cho, Yong-Chan ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 43, issue 2, 2013, Pages 90~93
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2013.43.2.90
Asplenium septentrionale (L.) Hoffm., belonging to the family Aspleniaceae, was recently recorded for the first time in Gyeongsangbuk-do, Uljin-gun, Buk-myeon, Docheon-ri. This species is distributed in Northern America, Europe, and Asia. This species, which is related by taxa of Asplenium, is distinguished in that it possesses a leaf blade that is more or less dichotomously divided, forked 1-2(-3) times, and narrowly linear (5- 20 mm length) sori. The newly given Korean name, 'Sol-ip-go-sa-ri' reflects the presence of a linear leaf similar to Korean pine needles. A description of the key characteristics, an illustration, and photographs of the habitats of this plant are provided in this report.
A new species of Daphne (Thymelaeaceae): D. jejudoensis M. Kim
Lee, Jungsim ; Lee, Kang-Hyup ; So, Soonku ; Choi, Changhak ; Kim, Muyeol ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 43, issue 2, 2013, Pages 94~98
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2013.43.2.94
A new species, Daphne jejudoensis M. Kim, has been named and described from Seonheul, Jejudo Province, Korea. Daphne jejudoensis shares several characteristics (white calyx colors, long calyx tube, evergreen leaves, leathery leaf textures, etc.) with its related species D. kiusiana, but it is distinct from D. kiusiana which has a hairy calyx tube and lobes, short calyx lobes, oblanceolate leaves (with acute apex), and a different distribution (coastal region in Geojedo Is.) by having a glabrous calyx tube and lobes, long calyx lobes, elliptic leaves (with acuminate apex), and by its distribution (inland region in Jejudo Is.).
Diagnostic characters and new populations of Lycopus lucidus var. hirtus (Lamiaceae)
Moon, Hye-Kyoung ; Kim, Young-Chul ; Hong, Suk-Pyo ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 43, issue 2, 2013, Pages 99~102
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2013.43.2.99
The natural populations of Lycopus lucidus Turcz. ex Benth. var. hirtus Regel (Lamiaceae) were found in Gangwon province, Korea. This taxon was mainly distinguished from L. lucidus Turcz. ex Benth. var. lucidus by having multicellular hairs on the stem and leaves. However, the delimitation of this taxon from the typical plants of this variety (var. lucidus) was never assessed and the existence of this taxon was obscure in Korea. So, we provide a detailed morphological description of this taxon, as well as its geographical distribution and habitat.
Capparis sikkimensis Kurz subsp. masaikai (H. Lév.) Jacobs (Capparaceae): a new distributional record for Vietnam
Thuong, Sy Danh ; Bach, Tran The ; Tucker, Gordon C. ; Cornejo, Xavier ; Lee, Joongku ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 43, issue 2, 2013, Pages 103~105
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2013.43.2.103
Capparis sikkimensis Kurz subsp. masaikai (H. L
v.) Jacobs, is being reported as addition to the flora of Vietnam. Line drawing of the taxon has been provided in support of taxonomic treatment and to facilitate easy identification of the species.
The taxonomic implication of trichome and epicuticular waxes in tribe Potentilleae (Rosaceae) in Korea
Heo, Kyeong-In ; Lee, Sangryong ; Yoo, Manhee ; Lee, Sangtae ; Kwon, Youl ; Lim, So Yeon ; Kim, Seonhee ; Kim, Seung-Chul ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 43, issue 2, 2013, Pages 106~117
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2013.43.2.106
Using scanning electron microscope (SEM), we examined the trichomes on leaf and petiole and the epicuticular waxes on leaf surfaces for a total of 27 taxa representing two subtribes, Fragariinae and Potentillinae, of tribe Potentilleae (Rosaceae) in Korea. Four types of trichomes on adaxial and abaxial surface of leaves and petioles were identified. Type I (conical hirtellous) is the most common trichome type found in the majority of taxa in Fragariinae and Potentillinae. Type II (verruculose conical hirtellous) can be found only in Potentilla cryptotaeniae of sect. Conostylae of Potentillinae. Potentilla chinensis complex (sect. Conostylae) and P. egedii (sect. Letostylae) have type III trichome (crispate villous), while type IV (floccose villous) can be found in two species in sect. Conostylae, P. nivea and P. discolor. Both woolly hairs and conical hirtellous exist together in types III and IV. The same type of trichomes in leaves and petioles can be found across different subtribes and sections. In addition, different types of trichomes can be found even in a single species. Among the taxa which have type I trichome, the majority of subtribe Fragariinae and P. centrigrana and P. dickinsii complex have well developed epicuticular waxes on the surface of leaves. Sharing epicuticular waxes among the taxa across different subtribes appears to be correlated with their similar geographical distribution and ecological conditions. However, molecular phylogenetic study implies that the existence of epicuticular waxes could be also due to phylogenetic signal.
The systematic consideration of leaf epidermal microstructure in the tribe Forsythieae and its related genera (Oleaceae)
Song, Jun-Ho ; Hong, Suk-Pyo ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 43, issue 2, 2013, Pages 118~127
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2013.43.2.118
A comparative study of leaf epidermal microstructure in tribes Forsythieae (Abeliophyllum: 1 species, Forsythia: 12 taxa - 10 species, 2 varieties), Fontanesieae (Fontanesia: 2 species) including one related genus Myxopyrum belonging to Myxopyreae (Myxopyrum: 5 taxa - 4 species, 1 subspecies) was carried out using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) in order to evaluate their significance in the taxonomy. The leaves of investigated taxa are either hypostomatic or amphistomatic, but former is more frequent. The size range of the guard cells is 17.14-47.58
: the smallest one was found in Forsythia giraldiana (17.48-22.96
), while the largest one was measured to Myxopyrum pierrei (31.50-41.75
). Anomocytic stomatal complex are most frequent type (rarely paracytic), usually both anomocytic and anisocytic occur in one leaf. In surface view both adaxial and abaxial anticlinal walls of the subsidiary cells are variable (e.g., straight/curved, undulate, sinuate, undulate/sinuate). Three types (simple unicellular and multicellular non-glandular, subsessile glandular) of trichomes are found in leaves. Finally, the systematic significance of the leaf epidermal micromorphological characters in idenfitication and elucidation of these tribe, between or within the genera including among the species is also briefly discussed.
Assessing Red List categories to a Korean endangered species based on IUCN criteria - Hanabusaya asiatica (Nakai) Nakai-
Park, Soo-Kyung ; Kim, Hui ; Chang, Chin-Sung ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 43, issue 2, 2013, Pages 128~138
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2013.43.2.128
The conservation status of an endemic perennial herb, Hanabusaya asiatica (Nakai) Nakai (Campanulaceae) was determined by applying the IUCN risk assessment criteria from our field study and available specimen data. Also, the GIS technology was used to develop a species distribution map to calculate the extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) for the taxon. After two years of continuous field studies, 269 mature individuals were found in four localities in 2011, while 216 mature individuals were confirmed in three localities in 2012. Based on the following data, such as EOO (2,742
), AOO (76
) and estimated population size of mature individuals, the taxon, which is known as 20 localities in Korean peninsula, is evaluated as the category of Endangered (EN). A major difficulty in application of IUCN criteria to Korean rare plants were the lack of essential biological information and understanding the correct knowledge of the IUCN criteria in previous Korean studies. Sound conclusions regarding the conservation status of individual species require more intensive population studies, observations, and applying IUCN assessment procedures correctly.
A cytogenetic study of Astragalus koraiensis Y. N. Lee
Han, Sang Eun ; Kim, Hyun-Hee ; Heo, Kweon ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 43, issue 2, 2013, Pages 139~145
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2013.43.2.139
This study was carried out to determine the karyotype and chromosomal localizations of 45S and 5S rDNAs using FISH in Astragalus koraiensis. The somatic metaphase chromosome number of this species was 2n = 16 with basic chromosome number of x = 8. The karyotype of A. koraiensis was consisted of six pairs of median region chromosomes(chromosome 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8) and two pairs of submedian chromosomes(chromosome 2, 7). Based on the FISH, one pair of 45S rDNA site was detected on the centromeric region of chromosome 5. Whereas, two pair of 5S sites were detected on the short arm of chromosome 4 and centromeric region of chromosome 7, respectively. These are quite different patterns from A. membranaceus, A. membranaceus var. alpinus, and A. mongholicus. Although A. koraiensis is considered as Korean endemic species, therefore, it should be conducted out comparative FISH study with A. sikokianus and A. bhotanensis which are very similar to A. koraiensis morphologically.
The flora of vascular plants in Mt. Cheonhwang (Gyeongsangnam-do)
Ko, Sung Chul ; Choi, Doo Sub ; Son, Dong Chan ; Park, Beom Kyun ; Kim, Tae Hoon ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 43, issue 2, 2013, Pages 146~160
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2013.43.2.146
The flora of vascular plants in the Mt. Cheonhwang, located at Miryang-si, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, was surveyed 16 times from March, 2009 to September, 2011. The result of this survey revealed 442 taxa in total, comprising 90 families, 252 genera, 387 species, 3 subspecies, 43 varieties, and 9 forms. Among the flora of this area, 14 taxa were plants endemic to Korea and 11 taxa were rare and endangered plants of Korea. The floristic regional indicator plants found in this area were 59 taxa: 2 taxa of grade V, 5 taxa of grade IV, 15 taxa of grade III, 16 taxa of grade II and 21 taxa of grade I. Alien plants in Korea numbered 21 taxa. In addition, 442 taxa were categorized by usage into 8 groups, as follows: 163 edible, 6 fiber, 125 medical, 76 ornamental, 163 pasturing, 4 industrial, 9 dyeing and 21 timber plants.