<i>Primulina wenii</i> (Gesneriaceae), a new species from China

  • Jian Li Institute of Ecology, College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, CN-315008
  • Xin Chen Institute of Ecology, College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, CN-315008
  • Shu Li 1Gesneriaceae Conservation Center of China (GCCC), Guilin Botanical Garden, Guangxi Inst. of Botany, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN-541006 Guilin
  • Li-Jiao Yan Institute of Ecology, College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, CN-315008
Keywords: East of China, Flora of Fujian, Gesneriaceae, New taxon, Primulina juliae.

Abstract

Primulina wenii (Gesneriaceae) is described and illustrated here as a new species. Morphologically, this new species resembles P. juliae (Hance) Mich. Möller & A. Weber, but it is distinct from the latter by some obvious features in leaf blade, bract, indumentum, corolla, filament, stigma and pistil. Nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region and plastid trnL-F intronspacer (trnL-F) DNA sequence data from the new species and its 22 relatives are used to determine the systematic position of the new species within Primulina. Molecular evidence suggests that P. wenii is strongly supported as a sister to a clade in which P. juliae is included. The conservation status of P. wenii is assessed as "Critically Endangered" (CR) according to IUCN Red List categories and criteria.

Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 24(2): 173–182.

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Li, J., Chen, X., Li, S., & Yan, L.-J. (2017). <i>Primulina wenii</i&gt; (Gesneriaceae), a new species from China. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 24(2), 173-182. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v24i2.35113
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