New Taxa
The newest published taxa and newest record of Gesneriaceae from China before 31 December 2017 (25)


No.25  WEI‑BIN XU, JING GUO, BO PAN, MENG‑QI HAN, YAN LIU& KUO‑FANG CHUNG

 

Three new species of Paraboea (Gesneriaceae) from limestone karsts of China based on morphological and molecular evidence

 

Botanical Studies  58:56-69.

 


ABSTRACT

Background: The limestone karsts of Southeast Asia and South China are a major biodiversity hotspot of global terrestrial biomes. With more than 130 described species, Paraboea has become one of the most characteristic plant groups in the Southeast Asian limestone flora. During the course of extensive field work on the limestone formations of southern and southwestern China, three unknown species of Paraboea were collected.

Results: Molecular phylogenetic analyses based on nuclear ITS and chloroplast trnL‑F sequences strongly confirm the placements of the three new species in Paraboea sensu Puglisi et al. (Taxon 65:277–292.https://doi. org/10.12705/652.5, 2016). Moreover, these three novelties can be distinguished from known Paraboea species with distinct morphological characters, further supporting their recognition as new species.

Conclusions: With the support of detailed morphological studies and molecular phylogenetic analyses, Paraboea dushanensis, P. sinovietnamica and P. xiangguiensis are recognized as three species new to science(Cited from Xu et al., 2017).




The newest published taxa and newest record of Gesneriaceae from China before 31 December 2017 (25)

Fig. 1  The best ML tree from the analyses of the combined ITS and chloroplast trnLF regions. ML bootstrap support values (> 70%) and Bayesian posterior probability > 0.90 are shown above and below the branch around the corresponding node. The three new species are highlighted in bold (Cited from Xu et al., 2017)






The newest published taxa and newest record of Gesneriaceae from China before 31 December 2017 (25)

Fig. 2  Paraboea dushanensis W.B.Xu & M.Q.Han. a Habit; b upper surface of leaf; c lower surface of leaf; d opened corolla showing stamens andstaminodes. e Pistil and calyx; f capsule (Drawn by W.H. Lin from the holotype)(Cited from Xu et al., 2017)





The newest published taxa and newest record of Gesneriaceae from China before 31 December 2017 (25)

Fig. 3  Paraboea dushanensis W.B.Xu & M.Q.Han. a Habitat; b habit; c upper surface of leaf; d lower surface of leaf; e flower face view; f flower sideview; g opened corolla showing stamens and staminodes; h stamens; i pistil and calyx(Cited from Xu et al., 2017)





The newest published taxa and newest record of Gesneriaceae from China before 31 December 2017 (25)

Fig. 4  Paraboea sinovietnamica W.B.Xu & J.Guo. a Habit; b lower surface of leaf; c opened corolla showing stamens and staminodes; d stamens sideview; e stamens face view; f pistil and calyx (Drawn by W.H. Lin from the holotype)(Cited from Xu et al., 2017)





The newest published taxa and newest record of Gesneriaceae from China before 31 December 2017 (25)

Fig. 5  Paraboea sinovietnamica W.B.Xu & J.Guo. a Habitat; b habit; c upper surface of leaf; d lower surface of leaf; e flowers face view; f flowers sideview; g stamens side view; h stamens face view; i pistil and calyx(Cited from Xu et al., 2017)





The newest published taxa and newest record of Gesneriaceae from China before 31 December 2017 (25)

Fig. 6  Paraboea xiangguiensis W.B.Xu & B.Pan. a Habit; b pistil; c opened corolla showing stamens and staminodes; d calyx (Drawn by W.H. Lin from the holotype)(Cited from Xu et al., 2017)





The newest published taxa and newest record of Gesneriaceae from China before 31 December 2017 (25)

Fig. 7  Paraboea xiangguiensis W.B.Xu & B.Pan. a Habitat; b habit; c flowers face view; d flowers side view; e pistil and calyx; f opened corolla showing stamens and staminodes (Cited from Xu et al., 2017)





The newest published taxa and newest record of Gesneriaceae from China before 31 December 2017 (25)

Fig. 8  Distribution of Paraboea dushanensis W.B.Xu & M.Q.Han (triangle), P. sinovietnamica W.B.Xu & J.Guo (circle), and P. xiangguiensis W.B.Xu & B.Pan (star) in China(Cited from Xu et al., 2017)