A new species of paraboea (Gesneriaceae) from a karst limestone hill in southwestern guangdong, China

Fang Wen, Xin Hong, Ling Yun Chen, Shou Biao Zhou, Yi Gang Wei

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Abstract

A new species of Gesneriaceae, Paraboea tetrabracteata, growing in rocky crevices on a limestone hill in Guangdong, China, is described and illustrated. It is morphologically similar to P. rufescens and P. dictyoneura in leaf and flower shape, but can be distinguished by undulate to faintly sinuate blade margins, 3-6 lateral veins on each side, petioles 0.4-1.3 cm, peduncles 4-9 cm, 4 narrowly oblong-ovate bracts, calyx narrowly oblong to lanceolate or linear, a purplish corolla tube, 2 staminodes and straight fruits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalPhytotaxa
Volume131
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

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