Research Paper

Aeschynanthus wangii (Gesneriaceae), a new species from Yunnan Province, China

Hong-Bo Ding, Jin-Chao Zhao, Xiao-Dong Zeng, Jian-Wu Li, Yun-Hong Tan

Published on: 02 April 2024

Page: 133 - 137

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2024.69.133


Aeschynanthus wangii Y.H.Tan & H.B.Ding, a new species of Gesneriaceae from Yunnan Province, China, is described and illustrated here. The new species morphologically resembles A. angustioblongus W.T.Wang and A. stenosepalus J.Anthony, but is significantly different from them by having lanceolate leaves with long caudate apex, brownish yellow corolla with five dark red lines from the middle of corolla tube to the top of the lobes, and calyx lobes slightly fused into calyx tube (2–4 mm) at the base.

Keyword: Aeschynanthus angustioblongus, Aeschynanthus stenosepalus, Flora of Yunnan, Taxonomy

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