New Taxa
The newest published taxa and newest record of Gesneriaceae from China before 31 December 2020 (13)



No.13 JUN HU, YU-NING XIONG, LI LI, QING LIU & FANG WEN

 

Rediscovery of Aeschynanthus monetaria (Gesneriaceae) in Southeast Tibet, China

after more than 100 years

 

Phytotaxa 450 (1): 109-114

 



 

 

ABSTRACT

 

Aeschynanthus monetaria, a beautiful epiphytic species of Gesneriaceae, was rediscovered in monsoon rain forest along the Yarlung Zangbo River in Motuo County, Southeast Tibet (Xizang), China. Its description is amended and completed with both fresh and dried specimens in this discovery. To better facilitate its identification, the color images in the field and line illustrations based on our specimens are given. A taxonomic note concerning its lectotype and the ending of specific epithet is discussed.

Original article link: https://www.biotaxa.org/Phytotaxa/article/view/phytotaxa.450.1.9

 




 

The newest published taxa and newest record of Gesneriaceae from China before 31 December 2020 (13)

FIGURE 1. Aeschynanthus monetara Dunn. A. Overview of monsoon rain forest along a stream in the southern slope of Himalaya; B. The tree trunks with epiphytic plants; C. Epiphytic plants on dead branch; D. Habit; E. Solitary flower. Photoed by Jun Hu.

 






The newest published taxa and newest record of Gesneriaceae from China before 31 December 2020 (13)

FIGURE 2. Illustrations of Aeschynanthus monetaria Dunn. A. Habit; B. Flower in side view; C. Calyx lobes (abaxial surface); D. Two pairs of exerted fertile stamens with long and short filaments; E. Anther; F. Young capsule. Drawn by En-Tong Liu based on Hujun HJ05104 (CDBI).







The newest published taxa and newest record of Gesneriaceae from China before 31 December 2020 (13)

FIGURE 3. Specimens and morphology of dried plants of Aeschynanthus monetariq Dunn. A. A duplicate of Hujun HJ05104 (NAS); B. Lectotype in K (image from website of Royal Botanical Garden, Kew); C. Flower dissection of dried specimen; D. immature fruit; E. Abaxial surface of a leaf blade; F. Adventitious roots; G. Calyx lobes; H. Two anthers. A, C and D photoed by Yu-Ning Xiong, E, F, G and H photoed by Jun Hu.