Research Paper

Ceropegia jilongensis, a new species of Apocynaceae from Xizang, China

Xing-Da Ma, Yao-Wu Xing, Yun-Hong Tan, Jian-Wu Li, Shi-Shun Zhou, Hong-Bo Ding, Jian-Yong Shen

Published on: 13 January 2022

Page: 93 - 96

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2022.67.93


Ceropegia jilongensis, a new species from Jilong, Xizang, China, is described and illustrated. This species is similar to C. hookeri, but clearly differs in its indumentum of pedicel and corolla tube, ovoid cage size, corolla lobes and interstaminal corona lobes shape. It is also similar to C. salicifolia and C. angustifolia, but easily distinguished by its leaf shape, peduncle length, indumentum of pedicel and corolla tube, interstaminal corona lobes shape. A comparison table of related species is provided.

Keyword: Affinities, Ceropegia angustifolia, C. hookeri, C. salicifolia, distribution, Jilong, sect. Chionopegia

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