Plant Diversity ›› 2015, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (06): 733-736.DOI: 10.7677/ynzwyj201515041

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Tremacron hongheense, a New Species of Gesneriaceae from Southeastern Yunnan, China

 CA  Lei-1、3, CHEN  Run-Zheng-1、3、4, YIN  Zhi-Jian-2、3, ZHANG  Guo-Xue-2、3, CHEN  Wen-Hong-1、3, 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 Kunming Survey & Design Institute of State Forestry Administration, Kunming 650216, China; 3 Karst
    Conservation Initiative of Yunnan, Kunming 650201, China; 4 University of Chinese
    Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2015-03-09 Online:2015-11-25 Published:2015-09-02
  • Supported by:

    The National Natural Science Foundation of China (31000258, 31470306); The second survey of key protected wild plants in Honghe State; The Key Laboratory for Plant Diversity and Biogeography of East Asia, Kunming Institute of Botany (KLBB201304)


A new species of Gesneriaceae from Honghe County, Southeastern Yunnan, China, Tremacron hongheense WH. Chen & YM. Shui, is described and illustrated. The new species is similar to Tremacron forrestii Craib, but differs by its leaf blade adaxially sparsely long setose (vs. densely white appressed pubescent and sparsely rustybrown villous), corolla tube outside short white glandular (vs. nearly glabrous), corolla lobes red and thickening at apex, especially adaxial lip (vs. yellow and not thickening), stamens 16-18cm long (vs. 04-12cm long), staminode 05-14cm long (vs. 02-04cm long).

Key words: Gesneriaceae, New species, Tremacron hongheense, Yunnan

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