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Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy
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Volume 45, Issue 4 - Dec 2015
Volume 45, Issue 3 - Sep 2015
Volume 45, Issue 2 - Jun 2015
Volume 45, Issue 1 - Mar 2015
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New records of ferns in the flora of Laos (1)
Hwang, In Chun ; Moon, Myung-Ok ; Bounphanmy, Somchanh ; Yoon, Narae ; Sun, Byung-Yun ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 45, issue 2, 2015, Pages 109~113
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2015.45.2.109
Fieldwork in Lao PDR during 2007-2008 resulted in the discovery of 15 unrecorded fern species among the flora of Lao PDR. All have been identified in other countries in southeastern Asia, as well as from other tropical areas. The species are as follows: Asplenicaceae (Asplenium delavayi, A. rockier), Athyriaceae (Anisocampium cuspidatum), Dennstaedtiaceae (Microlepia hookeriana, Pteridium revolutum), Dryopteridaceae (Didymochlaena truncatula, Dryopteris cochleata, Polystichum biaristatum, P. lindsaefolium), Gleicheniaceae (Dicranopteris curranii), Hypodematiaceae (Hypodematium crenatum), Lindsaeaceae (Lindsaea heterophylla), Pteridaceae (Pteris decrescens), Polypodiaceae (Pyrrosia nummularifolia) and Thelypteridaceae (Cyclosorus dentatus).
A systematic study of Dryopteris subg. Erythrovariae (H. Itô) Fraser-Jenk. (Dryopteridaceae) in Korea
Lee, Sang-Jun ; Park, Chong-Wook ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 45, issue 2, 2015, Pages 114~135
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2015.45.2.114
The taxa of Dryopteris subg. Erythrovariae are variable in morphology, resulting in taxonomic confusion in delimiting taxon boundaries. We examined the morphological characteristics of the Korean members of subg. Erythrovariae to clarify their taxonomic identities and relationships. The shapes of the blades, pinnae, and pinnule apices, the shapes and colors of the scales, and the positions of sori were useful for delimiting the Korean taxa of the subgenus. Based on the results of this study and evidence from previous studies, 13 taxa comprising 12 species and one variety of Dryopteris subg. Erythrovariae were recognized in Korea. Descriptions of all Korean taxa of the subg. Erythrovariae and a key to the species are provided. The descriptions presented here are based on field observations and the examination of some 1,000 specimens from the major herbaria of the world.
Taxonomic review of Cardamine manshurica (Kom.) Nakai (Brassicaceae)
Kim, Yoon-Young ; Ji, Seong-Jin ; Oh, Byoung-Un ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 45, issue 2, 2015, Pages 136~144
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2015.45.2.136
We reviewed the taxonomic identity and morphological characteristics of Cardamine manshurica (Kom.) Nakai based on its original description and type specimens. Cardamine manshurica, with its smaller flowers and siliques and earlier flowering season, is distinguished from the closely related species C. flexuosa With. This species-level difference is additionally supported in a phylogenetic tree constructed using nrDNA ITS sequences. Taken together, we therefore propose that C. manshurica is a distinct species. The scientific name `Cardamine manshurica (Kom.) Nakai` is accepted.
Genetic differences between Korean-Japanese and Chinese-Taiwanese Dendrobium moniliforme (L.) Sw.
Kim, Young-Kee ; Kang, Kyung-Won ; Kim, Ki-Joong ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 45, issue 2, 2015, Pages 145~157
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2015.45.2.145
The nucleotide sequences of nuclear ribosomal ITS regions and chloroplast rbcL, matK and psbA-trnH regions of 30 individuals of Dendrobium moniliforme from several localities in four countries and 28 related species of Dendrobium were compared to investigate the genetic differences among Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese and Chinese D. moniliforme, and to verify the homogeneity of D. moniliforme, which is used as a traditional medicine in East Asia. A phylogenetic analysis showed that Korean D. moniliforme and Japanese D. moniliforme form a monophyletic group, with no significant differences between their nucleotide sequences. This confirms that they are the same species. However, the Chinese and Taiwanese D. moniliforme were polyphyletic. Various species related to D. moniliforme were located between the Korean-Japanese D. moniliforme and the Chinese-Taiwanese D. moniliforme, and other related species were found between individuals of Chinese-Taiwanese D. moniliforme. D. moniliforme is described in Japan, providing evidence that the Korean-Japanese D. moniliforme is the original species. In addition, our data suggest that the Chinese-Taiwanese D. moniliforme complex is a mixture of a range of other species. Further studies are required to understand the taxonomic identity of this species. In the Korean-Japanese D. moniliforme, there were almost no genetic differences among the localities, whereas the genetic heterogeneity was high among individuals of the Chinese-Taiwanese D. moniliforme.
A phylogenetic analysis of the genus Pilea (Urticaceae) using nrDNA and cpDNA sequences
Moon, Ae-Ra ; Park, Jeong-Mi ; Jang, Chang-Gee ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 45, issue 2, 2015, Pages 158~168
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2015.45.2.158
A study of the genus Pilea in Korea including five taxa was carried out using molecular phylogenetic methods. The majority of members of the genus Pilea in Korea are annual herbs, and they live in moist habitats, flowering in summer and fruiting in autumn. The results of a phylogenetic analysis using nrDNA and cpDNA supported the recognition of P. japonica, P. peploides, and P. taquetii. Pilea taquetii from Mt. Sanbangsan in Jeju was nested within P. hamaoi and P. mongolica clade instead of the P. taquetii clade, with P. taquetii from Mt. Jirisan also separated from the P. taquetii clade. This indicates that the separation is not geographical isolation, but is instead related to taxonomic problems. Therefore, further study of the P. taquetii group is necessary.
A new record of Eleocharis parvula (Roem. & Schult.) Bluff, Nees & Schauer (Cyperaceae) in Korea
Ji, Seong-Jin ; Park, Soo-Hyun ; Yang, Jong-Cheol ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 45, issue 2, 2015, Pages 169~172
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2015.45.2.169
Eleocharis parvula (Roem. & Schult.) Bluff, Nees & Schauer (Cyperaceae), was found in Ganghwa-gun, Incheon Metropolitan City in Korea. This species is distinguished from related taxa in Korea by its small fusiform tubers, culms without septa when dry, 3-fid stigmas and style base confluent with the apex of achene. This taxon was named `Gaet-ba-neul-gol` in Korean based on its habitat. We provide its description, illustrations, photographs and a key to the related taxa in Korea.
An unrecorded variety of Viola (Violaceae): Viola betonicifolia var. albescens (Nakai) F. Maek. & T. Hashim.
Han, Kyeongsuk ; Jo, Hyun ; Kim, Muyeol ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 45, issue 2, 2015, Pages 173~177
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2015.45.2.173
An unrecorded variety, Viola betonicifolia var. albescens (Nakai) F. Maek. & T. Hashim., was reported from Jeonju, Imsil, and Jinan in Jeollabukdo province, Korea. Viola betonicifolia var. albescens shares several characteristics with its related species V. patrinii Ging. (i.e., white flowers, long triangular blades, winged petioles, green pedicels, and a rounded sepal appendage), but is distinct from V. patrinii, which has a glabrous winged petiole, colorless upper petals, glabrous upper petals, and higher elevation habitats, in that it has a pubescent winged petiole, striate-colored upper petals, bearded upper petals, and lower elevation habitats. It is also distinguished from V. lactiflora Nakai, which has glabrous wingless petioles, red pedicels, and a toothed sepal appendage.
First report of Stellaria sessiliflora Y. Yabe (Caryophyllaceae) from Korea
So, Ji Hyeon ; Kim, Dae Hong ; Koo, Ae Sook ; Kim, Myoung Jun ; Lee, Nam Sook ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 45, issue 2, 2015, Pages 178~182
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2015.45.2.178
Stellaria sessiliflora Y. Yabe (Caryophyllaceae), which is known to be distributed throughout Japan excluding Okinawa, was recently found on Jeju Island in Korea. Reports on the Japanese flora state that this species is distributed on Jeju Island, and a photograph of one specimen (Slide No. 6294) collected from Jeju Island by Ohwi in May 1935 confirms this. Additionally, specimens at the National Arboretum and Korea Forest Research Institute indicate that S. sessiliflora has occurred on Jeju Island for a considerable amount of time. However, the species has never been officially listed in the flora of Korea. Stellaria sessiliflora is distinguished from S. media by having broader leaves with a slightly undulate margin, petiolate leaves on the upper part of the stem, and 10 stamens. The local name `Geu-Neul-Byeol-Kkot` is given to the species based on its shady habitat under deciduous broadleaf forest. Details of the morphological characters, an illustration, the type specimen, voucher specimen data, and photographs of Stellaria sessiliflora in Korea are presented.
A palynological study of the subfamily Asclepiadoideae (Apocynaceae s.l.) in Korea
Nam, Bo Mi ; Chung, Gyu Young ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 45, issue 2, 2015, Pages 183~191
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2015.45.2.183
The palynological characters of 14 taxa of 4 genera (Cynanchum, Metaplexis, Tylophora, Marsdenia) in Asclepiadoideae were observed and measured using SM and SEM. The orientation and granulate surface patterns of the pollinia were important characters for delimitating the genera. The position of the attachment of the translator arms to the pollinia, considered to be an important character for recognizing the above genera, was an overlapping character among the genera and can therefore be utilized only as taxonomy at the species level. Also, we found for the first time that only Tylophora floribunda has an incised margin of the corpusculum. The quantitative characters of the pollinia, arms and corpusculum were useful keys for the delimitation of the species.
A florisitic study of Ulleungdo Island in Korea
Yang, Sungyu ; Jang, Hyun-Do ; Nam, Bo Mi ; Chung, Gyu Young ; Lee, Ro-Young ; Lee, Jae-Hyeon ; Oh, Byoung-Un ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 45, issue 2, 2015, Pages 192~212
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2015.45.2.192
This study was carried out to survey the flora of the vascular plants of Ulleungdo Island. Fieldwork related to the study was carried out 55 times from 2007 to 2011. The results of the study showed that the flora of Ulleungdo Island consisted of a total of 494 taxa, with 93 families, 313 genera, 462 species, 6 subspecies, 52 varieties and 4 formas. Among the collected plants, there were 9 taxa of critically endangered species (CR), 6 taxa of endangered species (EN) and 12 taxa of vulnerable species (VU). Furthermore, protected species and those of floristic regional plants above degree III according to the Korean Ministry of Environment included 4 taxa and 72 taxa, respectively. In addition, 33 taxa were endemic to Ulleungdo Island and 66 taxa were naturalized plants.