Research Paper

Aspidistra daqingshanensis (Asparagaceae), a new species from Guangxi, China

Yan-Lin Pan, Lun-Fa Guo, Xin-Gui Wang, Chun-Rui Lin

Published on: 06 September 2023

Page: 372 - 376

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2023.68.372


Aspidistra daqingshanensis (Asparagaceae) is described and illustrated as a new species from Longzhou County, Guangxi, China. It is morphologically similar to Aspidistra fasciaria G.Z. Li but differs in its leaf blade wider to 4–8 cm, distal margin denticulate, perianth lobes broadly ovate, yellow, stigma white, slightly recurved at apex. A somatic chromosome count of 2n = 38 and a karyotype formula 2n =22m + 10sm + 6st were determined for A. daqingshanensis. The new species is currently only known from the type locality in southwest Guangxi, near the border with northern Vietnam.

Keyword: Aspidistra fasciari, China-Vietnam border, chromosome number, karyotype, plant diversity, taxonomy

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