New Research Results from China
New Research Results from China in 2019 (5)




The Updated Plant List of Gesneriaceae in China under the New Chinese Naming Rules

 

 



New Research Results from China in 2019 (5)



WEN Fang  LI Shu  XIN Zibin  FU Longfei  HONG Xin  CAI Lei  QIN Jiaqi  PAN Bo

PAN Fuzhuan  WEI Yigang


(1. Guangxi Key Laboratory of Plant Conservation and Restoration Ecology in Karst Terrain,Guangxi Institute of Botany,Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Chinese Academy of Sciences,Guilin,Guangxi,541006,China; 2. Gesneriad Conservation Center of China,Guilin Botanical Garden,CAS,Guilin,Guangxi,541006,China; 3. School of Resource and Environmental Engineering, Anhui University,Hefei,Anhui,230601,China; 4. Yunnan Key Laboratory for Integrative Conservation of Plant Species with Extremely Small Populations,Kunming Institute of Botany,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Kunming,Yunnan,650201,China; 5. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing,100049,China;6. Shanghai Botanical Garden,Shanghai,200231,China;7.Key Laboratory of Plant Resources Conservation and Sustainable Utilization,South China Botanical Garden,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Guangzhou,Guangdong,510650,China)




 


New Research Results from China in 2019 (5)




Abstract


        In the past ten years,the species number of Chinese Gesneriaceae has been growing dramatically. At the same time,the systematic positions of different species in this family have been changing frequently and huge because the large-scale revision at the genus level of Gesneriaceae were carried out since 2011. It caused considerable confusion between the scientific names used in the Chinese literature and the corresponding Chinese name of Gesneriaceae species in China. This paper collated all the new taxonomic groups of the Chinese genus Gesneriaceae that were officially reported after four monographs "Flora Reipublicae Popularis Sinicae:Vol. 69" "Flora of China:Vol. 18" "Plants of Gesneriaceae in China" "Gesneriaceae of South China" and the biodiversity literature of the genus Gesneriaceae in China,which was summarized in the previous stage,had been published. We also provided the comparison of the old and new species names before and after the revision of the species,drafted the Chinese name for some new taxonomic group with no Chinese name specified at the time of publication,and sorted out those Chinese names of Gesneriaceae species with confusion. It will lay a foundation for domestic researchers to better quote and use the Chinese name of Gesneriaceae species in the future. As of January 2019, there were 719 species (including infraspecies) of Gesneriaceae plant that had been officially reported and qualifiedly published in China. The checklist of Gesneriaceae in China under the background of new Chinese naming rules will be updated in real time on the website of Gesneriad Conservation Center of China (GCCC) (http://gccc. gxib.cn).

 

 

 

New Research Results from China in 2019 (5)