Research Paper

Duhaldea lachnocephala (Asteraceae: Inuleae: Inulinae), a new species from Yunnan, southwest China

Feng Yang, Jing-Yi Ye, Qiang-Chun Huang, Qiu-Ping Wang, Huan-Chong Wang

Published on: 27 March 2022

Page: 217 - 222

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2022.67.217

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2022 vol.67 no.2 pp.217-222


Duhaldea lachnocephala Huan C. Wang & Feng Yang (Asteraceae: Inuleae) is described and illustrated as a new species. The new species is only known from the Luzhijiang valley, Yunnan Province, southwest China. It is characterized prominently by having dense arachnoid-lanate hairs on stems, leaves and phyllaries, and white marginal florets usually 2–3-seriate. Morphological comparisons with its closest relatives D. nervosa, D. revoluta and D. simonsii are presented. A preliminary conservation assessment of D. lachnocephala is also made under the IUCN criteria.

Keyword: Compositae, Duhaldea nervosa, D. simonsii, endemism, Luzhijiang valley, marginal floret