Plant Diversity ›› 2021, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (05): 426-431.DOI: 10.1016/j.pld.2021.01.008

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Neottia wuyishanensis (Orchidaceae: Neottieae), a new species from Fujian, China

Bing-Hua Chena,c, Xiao-Hua Jinb   

  1. a College of Life Sciences, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350117, China;
    b State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany and Herbarium, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China;
    c The Public Service Platform for Industrialization Development Technology of Marine Biological Medicine and Products of the State Oceanic Administration, Fujian Key Laboratory of Special Marine Bioresource Sustainable Utilization, Southern Institute of Oceanography, College of Life Sciences, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350117, China
  • Received:2020-09-26 Revised:2021-01-13 Online:2021-10-25 Published:2021-11-18
  • Contact: Bing-Hua Chen
  • Supported by:
    We are grateful to Ms. D.L. Cai for the illustration and Mr. Z.K. Xu for his kind help during our fieldwork. This work was financially supported by Project of Orchid Biodiversity Survey of China, National Forestry and Grassland Administration (Grant No. 2020-07), the Sub-project VI of National Program on Key Basic Research Project (973 Program) (Grant No. 2015FY110200) and the National Special Fund for Chinese Medicine Resources Research in the Public Interest of China (Grant No. 2019-39).

Abstract: A new species, Neottia wuyishanensis (Neottieae, Orchidaceae), is described and illustrated from Wuyishan, Fujian, eastern China, based on morphological characters and molecular data. Molecular phylogenetics indicate that N. wuyishanensis is nested within the clade formed by Neottia fugongensis and Neottia nujiangensis. Morphologically, N. wuyishanensis is similar to N. fugongensis and N. pseudonipponica, but differs from them by having indistinct auricles at the base, and in the shape and size of lobelets.

Key words: China, Neottia wuyishanensis, New species, Orchidaceae