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Primula jiugongshanensis sp. nov. (Primulaceae) from China, based on morphological and molecular evidence
- He, Xiao, Song, Li‐Ya, Wu, Yan‐Fei, Liu, Jin, Shao, Jian‐Wen
- Nordic journal of botany 2017 v.35 no.3 pp. 328-333
- Primula, corolla, internal transcribed spacers, leaves, new species, phylogeny, scientific illustration, taxon descriptions, China
- Primula jiugongshanensis J. W. Shao, a new species from Mt Jiugongshan in Hubei Province, China, is described and illustrated. This species is a biennial glabrous herb with pinnately compound leaves, and affiliated to P. sect. Ranunculoides C. M. Hu. It is distinguished from other species of the section by outer simple leaves ovate, flowers distylous, corolla lobe apex conspicuously emarginate, and lack of bulblets. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of nrDNA internal transcribed spacer sequences (ITS) was conducted and the results also supported the recognition of P. jiugongshanensis as a new species. The species is known from only three separated unprotected populations and is categorized as ‘Endangered’ (EN).