Field Investigation
Field Investigations August 2012


This time we focused on Gesneriaceae, Lauraceae, Urticaceae, Aspidistra, Rubiaceae (for example Ophiorrhiza), Acanthaceae, Orchidaceae, Begoniaceae, etc. Of course, we found many beautiful wildflowers beside Gesneriaceae. Later, Dr. Wen Fang and a student, Gui Guan, investigated Cenwang Laoshan National Nature Reserve in Tianlin County, Guangxi, for an unknown species of Petrocosmea or Chiritopsis (=Primulina) (Gesneriaceae).
At the same time we took many photographs of Gesneriaceae, such as Metabriggsia purpureotincta W.T.Wang (= Hemiboea purpureotincta (W.T.Wang) A.Weber & Mich.Möller), Chirita pumila D. Don (= Henckelia pumila (D. Don) A. Dietr.), Chirita anachoreta Hance (= Henckelia anachoreta (Hance) D.J. Middleton & Mich. Möller), Didymocarpus glandulosus (W. W. Smith) W.T.Wang var. minor (W.T.Wang) W.T.Wang, ect. Impatiens is another wonderful group with bright and amazing flowers.

No. 1 An unknown species of Petrocosmea or Chiritopsis (Primulina) was found on this field investigation.
Field Investigations August 2012


No. 2 An unknown species of Lysionotus D.Don is waiting to be identified.
Field Investigations August 2012


Some amazing plants of Impatiens, Hedychium, Calanthe, and more.
Field Investigations August 2012
Hedychium flavum (Yellow ginger lily)

Field Investigations August 2012
Calanthe reflexa (Kuntze) Maxim.

Field Investigations August 2012
                 Impatiens bodinieri Hook. F.     I. pinfanensis Hook.F.    I. begonifolia S. Akiyama & H. Ohba