An inventory of Gesneriaceae in Sumatra based on herbarium specimens and field trips resulted in 17 genera. The genus Cyrtandra was the most diverse genus, followed by Aeschynanthus. Here we enumerate the species of Aeschynanthus in Sumatra. Distribution and altitudinal notes on 17 species of Aeschynanthus were made and the late Mary Mendum of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh added four more species. The only endemic species of Aeschynanthus in Sumatra is A. chrysanthus; two other species, A. albidus and A. wallichii, are widely distributed in Sumatra and the rest of Malesia.

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Keywords Aeschynanthus, Gesneriaceae, Sumatra
Journal Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants
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Tjitrosoedirdjo, S. S., Zakaria, R, & Nurainas, . (2009). Notes on Aeschynanthus (Gesneriaceae) of Sumatra, Indonesia. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 54(1/3), 278–279.