Research Paper

Chiritopsis longzhouensis, a New Species of Gesneriaceae from Limestone Areas in Guangxi, China

Bo Pan, Wang-Hui Wu, Dong-Xin Nong and Wei-Bin Xu

Published on: 30 November 2010

Page: 370 - 372

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2010.55(4).370

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2010 vol.55 no.4 pp.370-372


A new species of Gesneriaceae, Chiritopsis longzhouensis B. Pan & W. H. Wu from limestone areas in Guangxi, China, is described and illustrated. The new species is similar to C. jingxiensis Yan Liu, W. B. Xu & H. S. Gao in the corolla shape, but differs in its leaf blade 2-4 × 1.3-2.5 cm, appressed pilose on both surfaces, Cymes 5-10, 1-3-branched, each 5-25-flowered, filaments geniculate about 1 mm above base, sparsely glandular-puberulent, staminodes 3.


本文報導廣西石灰岩地區苦苣苔科小花苣苔屬Chiritopsis W. T. Wang 一新種—龍州 小花苣苔Chiritopsis longzhouensis B. Pan & W. H. Wu。該種在花冠形狀上與靖西小花苣苔 C. jingxiensis Yan Liu, W. B. Xu & H. S. Gao 較相近, 但不同在於葉片兩面被貼伏柔毛,長2 -4 厘米,寬1.3-2.5 厘米,聚繖花序5-10 條,1-3 回分支,每花序有5-25 花,花絲 在距基部1 毫米處膝狀彎曲,疏被腺狀柔毛,退化雄蕊3 枚。

Keyword: Chiritopsis, new species, Limestone flora, Guangxi, taxonomy.