Research Paper

Daphniphyllum peltatum, a new species of Daphniphyllaceae from limestone areas in southwestern Guangxi, China

Tao Meng, Dong-Xin Nong, Quan Yuan, Yan Liu

Published on: 16 April 2020

Page: 232 - 236

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2020.65.232


Daphniphyllum peltatum Yan Liu & T. Meng, a new species of Daphniphyllaceae from southwestern Guangxi, China, is described and illustrated. The new species is mainly similar to D. calycinum Benth. in the shape of leaf blade, lunate anthers, elliptic drupes and the length of infructescence, but it can be easily distinguished by blue green branchlets, peltate leaves, obviously raised midvein and lateral veins on both surfaces. We also provide a key to all species of Daphniphyllum in China, and a table to distinguish the new species from D. calycinum.

Keyword: China, Daphniphyllaceae, Daphniphyllum peltatum, limestone flora, new taxa, southwestern Guangxi, taxonomy

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