Research Paper

Cynanchum hubeiense (Apocynaceae), a new species from Hubei, China

Wen-Bin Xu, Bo-Shun Xia, Jin-Qing Wu, Yu-Xing Chen, Jian-Yong Shen

Published on: 08 February 2021

Page: 53 - 56

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2021.66.53


Cynanchum hubeiense Wen. B. Xu, B.S. Xia & J.Y. Shen (Apocynaceae), a new species from Luotian County, Hubei Province, China, is described and illustrated. It is similar to C. callialatum Buch.-Ham. ex Wight, C. decipiens Schneid., C. brevipedunculatum J.Y.Shen and C. longipedunculatum M.G.Gilbert & P.T.Li, but differs from them by slightly angulate follicles, the shorter peduncle, corolla white to reddish, corolla lobes ovate, planar, stems without two leaflike stipules per node, and stems sparsely puberulent. Photographs, distribution, comparison with related species, and conservation assessment are provided for this rare vine species.

Keyword: Asclepiadeae, Cynanchum callialatum, C. decipiens, C. brevipedunculatum, C. longipedunculatum

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