Plant Diversity ›› 2015, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (06): 727-732.DOI: 10.7677/ynzwyj201515039

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Raphiocarpus jinpingensis, a New Species of Gesneriaceae in Yunnan, China

 CHEN  Wen-Hong-1、3、4, CHEN  Run-Zheng-1、3、4, YU  Zhi-Yong-2、3, ZHU  Xin-Tian-2, SHUI  Yu-Min-1、3   

  1. 1 Key Laboratory for Plant Diversity and Biogeography of East Asia, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650201, China;
    2 Jinping Management Bureau, Fenshuiling National Nature Reserve, Jinping, Yunnan 661500, China;
    3 Karst Conservation Initiative of Yunnan, Kunming 650201, China; 4 University of Chinese
    Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2015-03-11 Online:2015-11-25 Published:2015-10-12
  • Supported by:

    The National Natural Science Foundation of China (30870165, 31000258, 31470306); Key Laboratory of Plant Diversity and Biogeography of East Asia, Kunming Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (KLBB201304)


Raphiocarpus jinpingensis WH. Chen & YM. Shui, a new species of Gesneriaceae, is described and illustrated, from the Xilong Mountain of Jinping County in Yunnan, China, bordering to North Vietnam. The new species is similar as Rpetelotii (Pellegr.) Burtt in shapes of corolla and yellowish flowers, and differs from Rpetelotii mainly in its plants with dense pubescence and calyx tubes subequal to calyx lobes.Its pollen grains and seeds are reported here under Scanning Electonic Microscope (SEM).

Key words: China, Gesneriaceae, Pollen grains, Raphiocarpus jinpingensis, Raphiocarpus petelotii, Seed

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