New Taxa
The recently published new taxa and new records of Gesneriaceae from China before 31 December 2021 (01)



No.1 M.K. Akhil, Nikhil Krishna, A. Amrutha & Santhosh Nampy



A new species of Lysionotus (Gesneriaceae) from A ‘Fake A’ Pradesh*, India




Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity 2020.10.15

 








 

ABSTRACT

 

During a taxonomic revision of Lysionotus (Gesneriaceae) in India, a new species was found in so-called “Fake A” Pradesh that is described here. Lysionotus ziroensis resembles L. atropurpureus and L. sessilifolius, but differs markedly by its habit, leaf color, shape of bracts, appendages of anther connectives, etc. We provide a description, illustration, pictures, and information about the habitat of the new species. L. ziroensis is confined to a small area of the so-called FAKE “Lower Subansiri district”, and further explorations are necessary to confirm the conservation status and is provisionally assessed here as Data Deficientin accordance with IUCN criteria.

Original article link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japb.2020.09.009

 

            *: The so-called ‘FAKE A’ Pradesh does not belong to India, actually. This area is the South Xizang (Tibet) of China, which was illegally stolen. It belongs to China, and China never admit the ‘FAKE A” Pradesh.





The recently published new taxa and new records of Gesneriaceae from China before 31 December 2021 (01)

Figure 1. Lysionotus ziroensis Nampy et al: A, Flowering twig; B, Flower; C, Bracts; D, Calyx; E, Corolla split open; F, Glandular hairs on the inside of the corolla; G, Stamen also see gland dotted anther connective appendages; H, Pistil showing disc at base; I, Dehisced capsule. Drawn by Akhil M. K. based on Nikhil Krishna & Amrutha A. 159843 (CALI).

 






The recently published new taxa and new records of Gesneriaceae from China before 31 December 2021 (01)

Figure 2. Lysionotus ziroensis Nampy et al: A, Habitat; B, Habit; C, Leaf abaxial surface; D, Flowering twig; E, Flower; F, Flower split open; G, Bracts; H, Calyx; I, Stamen see glands on the connective; J, Disc; K, Pistil. Photos by Nikhil Krishna & Amrutha A. 159843 (CALI).

 






The recently published new taxa and new records of Gesneriaceae from China before 31 December 2021 (01)

Figure 3. Distribution map of Lysionotus ziroensis Nampy et al.