Research Paper

Ceropegia eshanensis, a new species of Apocynaceae from Yunnan, China

Xing-Da Ma, Wen-Guang Wang, Ji-Pu Shi, Jian-Yong Shen

Published on: 02 February 2023

Page: 75 - 78

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2023.68.75


Ceropegia eshanensis, a new species from Yimen, Yunnan, China, is described and illustrated. The species is presently placed in sect. Chionopegia, morphologically, it is similar to C. driophila and C. exigua, but clearly differs in its densely verrucose lenticellate old stems, leaf blades ovate to elliptic, 4–7 × 3–4.5 cm, glabrous, base broadly cuneate, slightly decurrent, longer peduncles. A comparison table of related species is provided.

Keyword: Ceropegia, Ceropegia driophila, Ceropegia exigua, Chionopegia, herbs, morphological, distribution, Eshan

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