A new species from the Philippines, Vanoverberghia rubrobracteata, is described and illustrated here. The new species is most similar to Vanoverberghia sepulchrei from which it differs in its leaves with oblong to narrowly elliptic lamina, unevenly truncate ligule apex, glabrous and red floral bracts, red calyx, white or pink corolla tube and lobes, and absence of spots on the style.

least concern, new species, Philippines, Vanoverberghia, Zingiberaceae
doi.org/10.3767/blumea.2018.63.02.07
Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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Ambida, J. H. B., Alviar, A. M. A., Co, P. S. A., Concepcion, F.G.M, Banag, C. I., & Docot, R. V. A. (2018). A new species of Vanoverberghia (Zingiberaceae) from the Philippines. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 63, 130–134. doi:10.3767/blumea.2018.63.02.07