Research Paper

Globba ruiliensis, a new species of Zingiberaceae from Yunnan, China

Xing-Da Ma, Wen-Guang Wang, Qiang-Bang Gong, Gui-Hua Xu, Ji-Pu Shi, Jian-Yong Shen

Published on: 04 January 2021

Page: 31 - 34

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2021.66.31

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2021 vol.66 no.1 pp.31-34

Abstract

Globba ruiliensis, a new species of Zingiberaceae from Ruili City, Yunnan Province, China, is described and illustrated. This new species is similar to G. multiflora, but clearly differs in its oblong or ovate-lanceolate leaves, 18–25 × 6–12 cm, adaxially strigose along veins, lateral staminodes are nearly equal to corolla lobes, 7–8 mm long, ovate-oblong, apex rounded, yellow to orange labellum, and verrucose ovary and fruit. A comparison table of related species is provided.

Keyword: Globba multiflora, Globba sessiliflora, Globba racemosa, Haplanthera, Mantisia, Ruili

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