Plant Diversity ›› 2017, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (04): 229-231.DOI: 10.1016/j.pld.2017.08.003

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Primula pengzhouensis (Primulaceae), a new species from Sichuan, southwestern China

Yuan Xua, Gehan Huangb, Chiming Hua, Gang Haob   

  1. a Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Applied Botany, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, China;
    b College of Life Sciences, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, China
  • Received:2017-03-28 Revised:2017-08-23 Published:2021-11-05
  • Contact: Gang Hao
  • Supported by:
    The study was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31570193), and the Special Funds for the Young Scholars of Taxonomy of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ZSBR-012). We thank Ms. Yunxiao Liu for the line drawings of the new species.

Abstract: A new species, Primula pengzhouensis (Primulaceae), from central Sichuan, China, is described and illustrated. It is assigned to Primula sect. Aleuritia subsect. Yunnanensis, and is most similar to P. socialis, but can be easily distinguished from that species by its much larger flower and elliptic or ovate-elliptic leaves.

Key words: Primula, New species, Primula pengzhouensis