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



No.31 Yu-Min Shui, Shi-Wei Guo, Li Chen & Wen-Hong Chen

 

Two new species of Paraboea (Gesneriaceae) in Caryota obtusa forests in Southwest China, with compound and simple dichasia, respectively

 

PhytoKeys 157: 207216 (2020)

 

 



 

 

ABSTRACT

 

Two new species of Gesneriaceae, Paraboea myriantha sp. nov. and P. brevipedunculata sp. nov. are described and illustrated with photos. They grow in the Caryota obtusa forests from Yunnan Province of China. P. myriantha is closely related to P. glutinosa (Hand.-Mazz.) K.Y.Pan, but differs mainly in corolla outside glandular-puberulent, adaxial corolla lobes semicordate, corolla tube obliquely campanulate, and filaments glandular-puberulent. P. brevipedunculata is closely related to P. crassifolia (Hemsley) B. L. Burtt, but different mainly in simple dichasia with 1 and 2 flowers, peduncles 0.5–2 cm long and capsules slightly twisted. The geographical relationship between the two new species and their similar species has been discussed.

        Original article link: https://phytokeys.pensoft.net/article/32534/download/pdf/446679





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

Figure 1. The geographical distribution of Paraboea brevipedunculata W.H. Chen & Y.M. Shui, sp. nov. (square) and P. myriantha Y.M. Shui & W.H. Chen, sp. nov. (star).

 






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

Figure 2. Paraboea myriantha Y.M. Shui & W.H. Chen, sp. nov. (A, C–G, J) and its similar species P. glutinosa (B, H, I) A, B habitat C abaxial surface of leaf D flower bud E lateral view of flower F bird view of flower G, H front view of flower I lateral view of flower J flower and fruits (A and C photographed by Gui-Liang Zhang and all the others by Yu-Min Shui).

 






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

Figure 3. Paraboea brevipedunculata W.H. Chen & Y.M. Shui, sp. nov. A habit B adaxial surface of leaf C abaxial side of leaf D adaxial surface of leaf, showing indumentum E, F abaxial surface of leaves, showing indumenti G dichasia H front view of flower I vertical view of flower, showing bracteoles (br) and calyx lobe (ca) J opened corolla, showing staminodes (sta) and pistil K pistil with calyx lobes (All photographed by Yu-Min Shui).