Research Paper

Hemiboea liana (Gesneriaceae): A new species from northern Guangxi, China

Zhang-Ping Huang, Jia-Hui Li, Hui-Min Li, Yu-Song Huang, Cui Li, Zhan-Jiang Zhang, Qiang Zhang, Bo Pan, Yong-Bin Lu

Published on: 03 June 2024

Page: 229 - 236

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2024.69.229


Hemiboea liana, a species of Gesneriaceae new to science found in northern Guangxi, China, is described and illustrated. While sharing morphological similarities with H. chanii and H. sinovietnamica, the new species can be distinguished by a distinct combination of traits, such as its brown rounded squared hard stem and trigonous purple-light brown involucre. Detailed information is provided, including a morphological description, illustrations, diagnostic comparisons, and a molecular phylogenetic analysis placing the new species among 30 out of 44 species currently recognized in Hemiboea.

Keyword: Hemiboea chanii, Hemiboea rubribracteata, Hemiboea sinovietnamica, ITS, trnL-F, phylogeny, taxonomy

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