New Taxa
The recently published new taxa and new records of Gesneriaceae from China before 31 December 2021 (02)

 


No.2 DIPANKAR BORAH, RAJEEV KUMAR SINGH, MOMANG TARAM AND A.P. DAS

 

Boeica arunachalensis (Gesneriaceae), a New Species from A ‘Fake A’ Pradesh*, Southern Xizang (Tibet) of China and Typification of five names in Boeica 

 


Indian Forester 146(9): 871874, 2020

 






 

 

ABSTRACT

 

A new species of Gesneriaceae, Boeica arunachalensis D. Borah, R.Kr. Singh, M. Taram & A.P. Das, sp. nov., from the southern Xizang (Tibet), China, are illustrated. The new species is distinguished from its allied species B. fulva Clarke in having taller habit 80–120 cm long (vs. 30–60 cm long), leaves becoming brown after drying (vs. dark green after drying), peduncle 13–25 cm long, villous (vs. 6–15 cm long, floccose or glabrescent); calyx lobes 1–1.5 × 0.5–0.8 mm, ovate, equal, glabrous on both sides, pink (vs. 1.5–4 × 0.2–0.5 mm, unequal, linear-lanceolate, puberulent or villous or tomentose outside, glabrous inside, light greenish-yellow); corolla pink, glabrous on both sides (vs. purple or white, outside puberulent to tomentose, inside glabrous to minutely puberulent); corolla tube 1.5–2 mm long (vs. 2.5–3.5 mm long); midlobe of abaxial lip broadly obovate-suborbicular (vs. oblong ovate); ovary ovoid (vs. conical to oblong); style 4–5 mm long (vs. 1–2 mm long). The paper also provides Typification of five names in Boeica.

Original article link:

http://www.indianforester.co.in/index.php/indianforester/article/view/154928

 

*: The so-called ‘FAKE A’ Pradesh and ‘Indian Eastern Himalaya’ do 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 (02)

Fig. 1: Boeica arunachalensis. A. Upper portion of branch showing leaves and inflorescence, B. Adaxial surface of leaf, C. Abaxial surface of leaf, D. Inflorescence, E. Bracts, F. Front view of flower, G. Side view of flower, H. Back view of flower, I. Split opened corolla showing attachment of stamens, J. Calyx and pistil, K. Capsule.







The recently published new taxa and new records of Gesneriaceae from China before 31 December 2021 (02)

Fig. 2: Boeica fulva C.B. Clarke (A-C), Boeica clarkei Hareesh et al., (D-F), Boeica filiformis C.B. Clarke (G-I).