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花苣苔属Thamnocharis W.T.Wang …………………… 2

辐花苣苔Thamnocharis esquirolii (H.Lévl.) W.T.Wang …………………… 4

苣苔属Tengia Chun .…………………….6

世纬苣苔Tengia scopulorum Chun …………………… 8

 

四数苣苔属Bournea Oliv. ……………………. 10

四数苣苔Bournea sinensis Oliv. ……………………. 12

五数苣苔Bournea leiophylla (W.T.Wang) W.T.Wang & K.Y .Pan ……………………. 14

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Preface

Perhaps few regions of the world are comparable to South China with its characteristic karst mountain ranges, composed of thousands of small cone-shaped peaks. It is here that one can witness the highest diversity of plants in the Gesneriaceae family. One can encounter undescribed species whilst on holiday without the need to search. If actively looking for a rare species or genus, however, they may remain elusive even after exhaustive searches of known localities. The evolution of these plants has resulted in a complex morphology that can be difficult to interpret; plants with almost identical leaves possess distinct flowers and vice versa. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Foreword

The flora of China is particularly rich and diverse in Gesneriaceae. Owing to the late start of botanical studies in the 1920’s in China, early taxonomic work on Chinese Gesneriaceae was conducted by Western botanists. After that period, a few Chinese botanists began working on the family. In the 1940’s, Professor Chun Woon-Young, one of the founders of Chinese phytotaxonomy, studied the Gesneriaceae of South China and described several new genera and species, including the enigmatic genus Tengia Chun. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Authors

Authors

Editor-in-Chief: Wei Yi gang Referee-in-Chief: Li Feng
Editors: Wen Fang, Michael Möller, Alex Monro, Cui Chao, Mu Hai fei, Zhong Shu hua

Guangxi Institute of Botany,Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the Chinese Academy of Sciences Guangxi Science and Technology Publishing House Read the rest of this entry »
 

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Sample 6 – Primulina Hance

Description: Perennial herbs, acaulescent. Leaves basal. Inflorescences umbel-like, dense, axillary, 2-branched, 3- 9-flowered cymes; bracts 2, opposite. Calyx actinomorphic, 5-parted. Corolla pale purple, zygomorphic, nearly salverform; tube cylindric, not swollen; limb indistinctly 2-lipped, adaxial lip 2-lobed, abaxial lip 3-lobed. Stamens 2, included, anthers dorsifixed, coherent, thecae divaricate, confluent at apex, dehiscing longitudinally, connective not projecting; staminodes 3. Disc of 2 glands, ringlike. Ovary narrowly ovoid, 1-loculed, placentas 2, parietal, projecting inward, 2-cleft, stigma 1, obtrapeziform, 2-lobed. Capsule ellipsoid, dehiscing loculi- cidally to base, valves 2. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Sample 5 – Chirita spinulosa D.Fang & W.T.Wang

Chirita spinulosa D.Fang & W.T.Wang in Bull. Bot. Res. 1(4): 67, photo. 12. 1981.

Description: Perennial herb. Leaves basal or crowded on the top of rhizomes, sessile; blade leathery, linear-lanceolate, 6-11×0.8-1.2 cm, apex acute to obtuse, base cuneate, margin finely spiny denticulate. Cymes 2-branched, 7- 9-flowered; peduncle 15-20 cm; bracts 2; pedicel 1.5-6 mm. Calyx 5-parted to the base. Corolla blue-purple, ca. 1.3 cm long; tube nearly tubular, ca. 10 mm long, orifice 2 mm in diam.; adaxial lip 2-lobed, abaxial lip 3-lobed. Stamens 2; staminodes 2. Stigma 2-lobed. Capsule linear. Fl. Jul.—Sept. Distribution & Habitat: Guangxi (Fusui). Grows in shaded areas on limestone hills, alt. ca. 100 m. Chromosome Number: Unknown. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Sample 4 – Cathayanthe biflora Chun

Cathayanthe biflora Chun in Sunyatsenia 6: 283. 1946.

Description: Perennial herb. Creeping stem. Leaf blade oblanceolate to obovate or elliptic, 4.5-12 × 2-6.5 cm, apex slightly obtuse, base cuneate, margin subentire; petiole 2-14 cm. Cymes 1-2, 1-2-flowered; peduncle 7-12 cm. Calyx zygomorphic; tube adaxial lip linear to narrowly triangular; abaxial lip 4-lobed from above to near middle, lobes triangular. Corolla outside sparsely pilose; tube 2.5-5 cm long; adaxial lip lobe undivided, abaxial lip 4-lobed, lobes suborbicular. Stamens 4; staminode absent. Capsule narrowly elliptic. Fl. Jul.-Aug. Read the rest of this entry »
 
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