A NEW SPECIES OF SOFT PINE FROM THE VIETNAMESE BORDER OF LAOS
A new species of Pinus subgen. Strobus, discovered for the fi rst time in 2006 on the Vietnamese border of Laos at 17°40´N, is described as Pinus anemophila on the basis of the author’s new collection. According to the species’ morphology, es pecially the cones and large seeds with a relatively short wing, it belongs to P. sect. Quinquefoliae subsect. Strobus subser. Wangianae. It is a local relict limited to the eastern margin of Phou Ak sandstone plateau in Khammouan Province (central Laos) between 800 and 1100 m.