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A new species of Magnolia sect. Tulipastrum (Magnoliaceae) from Fujian, China
- ZHANG, RONG-JING, ZHOU, REN-ZHANG, XING, FU-WU, CHEN, HONG-FENG
- Botanical journal of the Linnean Society 2006 v.151 no.2 pp. 289-292
- Magnolia liliiflora, broadleaved evergreen forests, new species, new status, China
- Magnolia polytepala Law, R.Z. Zhou & R.J. Zhang sp. nov. (Magnoliaceae) a new species from Fujian, south-east China, is described and illustrated. The species was found growing only in the evergreen broad-leaved forests of Mount Wuyishan at altitudes of 500-1200 m. Notes are also presented on the phenology and conservation status of the new species. It is closely related to Magnolia liliiflora Desr., but differs from the latter in its stunted habit (less than 2 m tall) and tepals, which are more numerous (12-16) and not contorted at the base.