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Aspidistra longgangensis sp. nov. (Asparagaceae) from limestone areas in Guangxi, China

Author:
Lin, Chun‐Rui, Nong, Zheng‐Quan, Huang, Yu‐Song, Meng, Tao, Liu, Yan
Source:
Nordic journal of botany 2015 v.33 no.3 pp. 377-380
ISSN:
0107-055X
Subject:
Aspidistra, appendages, leaf blade, limestone, new species, perianth, stigma, China, Vietnam
Abstract:
Aspidistra longgangensis C. R. Lin, Y. S. Huang & Yan Liu, a new species of Asparagaceae from the limestone areas in Guangxi, China, is described and illustrated. It is similar to A. guangxiensis S. C. Tang & Yan Liu in the shape of the flower, but differs by leaf blade pachyphyllous and bigger; the perianth lobes with appendages at base, appendage oblong, 3–5 mm long, apex incurved; stigma upper surface white, with 4(3) radial, bifurcate lines in the center. The new species is currently known only from Longgang National Natural Reserve, situated in southwestern Guangxi, China, near the border with northern Vietnam.
Agid:
3408105