Plant Diversity ›› 2009, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (03): 265-268.DOI: 10.3724 SP.J.1143.2009.09003

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Rediscovery of Primula mallophylla (Primulaceae), An Endangered Species Endemic to Dabashan Mountain, China

WU Zhi-Kun1 , 2 , ZHANG Chang-Qin1, QIAO Qin1 , 2 , SHEN Min1 , 2   

  1. 1 Kunming Institute of Botany , Chinese Academy of Sciences , Kunming 650204 , China ;
    2 Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences , Beijing 10049 , China
  • Received:2009-01-06 Online:2009-06-25 Published:2009-06-25
  • Contact: ZHANG Chang-Qin1

Abstract: During our expeditions to Dabashan Mountain in June and September 2006 , Primula mallophylla, a species endemic to Dabashan Mountain , Northern Chongqing, China, was rediscovered. Based on observations and collections from Dabashan Mountain , the description of P. mallophylla is revised and emended. A key to P. mallophylla and its related species is provided, and the chromosome numbers and karyotype of this plant are reported. In addition, the current status of P. mallophylla is assessed according to the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria .

Key words: Primula

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