Research Paper

A new species of Primulina (Gesneriaceae) from Danxia landform in Jiangxi, China

Mei-Zhen Xu, Hang-Hui Kong, Ming Kang, Li-Hua Yang

Published on: 27 February 2020

Page: 163 - 166

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2020.65.163

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2020 vol.65 no.2 pp.163-166


Based on morphological observations and comparisons, a new species of Primulina (Gesneriaceae), P. inflata Li.H. Yang & M.Z. Xu, is described and illustrated. This new species resembles P. xiuningensis in leaf blade shape and indumentum, and differs from the latter by the white corolla with longitudinally purple-red stripes (vs. yellowish without stripes), inflated tubular corolla tube (vs. tubular) and straight filament (vs. geniculate). The descriptions, illustrations and photographs of this new species are provided here.

Keyword: China, Gesneriaceae, Primulina, Primulina inflata, P. xiuningensis, Taxonomy