Plant Diversity ›› 2011, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (2): 157-160.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1143.2011.10148

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Taxonomic Revision of Five Species of the Genus Phoebe (Lauraceae) from China

 LI  Lang-1、2, LI  Jie-1, LI  Xi-Wen-3   

  1. 1 Laboratory of Plant Phylogenetics and Conservation Biology, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming,  650223, China; 2 Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China; 3 Herbarium, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, 650204, China
  • Received:2010-08-26 Online:2011-04-25 Published:2010-11-10


On the basis of molecular phylogenetic analyses of the Persea group (Lauraceae) using the sequences of ITS and LEAFY intron II, the species Phoebe chinensis Chun, P.minutiflora H. W. Li, P.faberi (Hemsl.) Chun, P.microphylla H. W. Li and P.forrestii W. W. Smith, which are characterised by the persistent perianth lobes loosely clasping the base of fruit, apex extrorse, as well as globose fruit, were transferred into the genus Machilis. Accordingly, a new name Machilus montana L. Li, J. Li & H. W. Li, as well as three new combinations M.minutiflora (H. W. Li) L. Li, J. Li & H. W. Li, M.microphylla (H. W. Li) L. Li, J. Li & H. W. Li and M.forrestii (W. W. Smith) L. Li, J. Li & H. W. Li were reported here.

Key words: Lauraceae, Machilus, Phoebe, Taxonomy

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