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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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Sample 3 – Litostigma coriaceifolium Y.G.Wei, Fang Wen & M.Möller

Description: Small perennial herb. Leaves 10-15, basal rosette; blade coriaceous, elliptic, 1-2.1 × 0.6-1.1 cm, apex rounded, margin entire, slightly revolute; petiole 0.4- 2.5 cm long. Cymes 1-4, 1-flowered; peduncle 1.5-2 cm long; 1-bracteate; pedicel 1-4 cm long. Sepals 5. Corolla light bluish-purple to pink, 1.2-2.1 cm long; tube infundibu- liform, 1.5-1.7 cm in diameter at the orifice, 4-6 mm in diameter near the base; adaxial lip 2-lobed nearly to the base, abaxial lip 3-lobed nearly to the base. Stamens 2; staminodes 3. Ovary ovoid-ellipsoid. Stigma crateriform. Capsule ovoid- ellipsoid, loculicidally dehiscent into 4 valves. Fl Mar.-Apr. Distribution & Habitat: Guizho (Xingyi). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Sample 2 – Boea philippensis C.B.Clarke

Boea philippensis C.B.Clarke in A. DC. Monogr. Phan. 5: 146. 1883. -Dorcoceras philippense (C.B.Clarke) Schltr. in Bot. Jahrb. 58: 259. 1923. -Boea poilanei Pellegr. in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 73: 424. 1926. -B. elephantopoides Chun in Fl. Hainan 3: 588. 1974.

Description: Perennial herb, acaulescent. Leaves basal; blade obovate to narrowly elliptic-spatulate, 2-8×1-3 cm, apex acute to rounded, base attenuate to cuneate, mar- gin subentire to irregularly serrate or crenate-serrate. Inflorescences 1-9, subumbel-like, 2-5-flowered; peduncle 4-13 cm; bract 2; pedicel 5-10 mm. Calyx 5-parted near the base. Corolla purplish or white, 7- 10 mm long, 6-9 mm the in diam.; tube 4-6 mm long; adaxial lip lobes and abaxial lip lobes suborbicular. Stamens 2; staminodes 2. Stigmas 1, capitate. Capsule narrowly linear, 2-3.5 cm long, spirally twisted. Fl. May-Jun., fr. May-Jul. Distribution & Habitat: Guang-dong, Hainan, Guangxi, Hunan and Guizshou. Also in the Philippines and Vietnam. Grows on shady’damp rocks in forests; alt. 100-800 m. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Sample 1 – Paraisometurm W.T.Wang

W.T.Wang in A.L.Weitzman et al., Novon 7: 434. 1998.

W.T.Wang in A.L.Weitzman et al., Novon 7: 434. 1998.

Description: Perennial herbs, acaulescent. Leaves in basal rosette. Inflorescences axillary, few-flowered cymes, long peduncle; bracts 2, opposite. Calyx 5-parted to the base. Corolla yellow (editor’s note: the original record showed that the corolla was purple. It may be that the colour of the dried speciments has changed), bilabiate, inside minutely puberulent on lobes; tube funneliform-tubular, not swollen, longer than limb; limb 2-lipped, adaxial lip 4-lobed, over 2 times longer than abaxial lip, abaxial lip undivided. Stamens 4, included, anthers basifixed, coherent in pairs by adaxial surfaces, thecae parallel, not confluent, dehiscing longitudinally, connective not projecting; staminode 1. Disc ringlike. Ovary linear, 1-loculed, placentas 2, parietal, projecting inward, 2-cleft. Stigma 1, terminal, depressed capitate, undivided. Seeds unappendaged. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Gesneriaceae of South China [Hardcover] $139

Gesneriaceae of South China - Inner Cover

Product Introduction:

Gesneriaceae of South China is a book of botany written by faculties of Guangxi Institute of Botany, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. This book is the product of a program of research that conducted by botanists since 1993. 304 new species are documented in this book, which is more than 85% of the species of south of China and over 65% known from China. 32 new species covered in the book are new to science. Read the rest of this entry »
 

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