Plant Diversity ›› 2012, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (2): 157-163.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1143.2012.11156

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A Newly Recorded Genus of Ericaceae and Clematis peii sp.nov. (Ranunculaceae) from China*

 XIE  Lei-1, PENG  Peng-2**, YANG  Wen-Jing-3, LI  Liang-Qian-3   

  1. 1 College of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083, China; 2 School of
    Life Sciences, Northeast Normal University, Jilin 130024, China; 3 State Key Laboratory of Systematic and
    Evolutionary Botany, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China
  • Received:2011-11-09 Online:2012-04-25 Published:2012-02-03


Andromeda is recorded for the first time in northeastern China near the border between China and DPR Korea. This monotypic genus is widely distributed in Northern America, Europe, and Northern Asia but has not been reported in China before. The genus and species, A.polifolia, is described, and the pictures of the plant and its habitats are presented. Also in this paper, a new species, Clematis peii from Xishuangbanna, southern Yunnan, China, is described and illustrated. The new species belongs to sect. Clematis and is closely related to C.chingii, but differs in its ternate leaves with nearly entire leaf margin and long anthers (nearly 3mm long) with protruding connectives. Other close allies with ternate leaves were also compared in this study.

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