Plant Diversity ›› 2011, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (2): 171-173.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1143.2011.10127

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Grindelia, A New Naturalized Genus of the Tribe Astereae, Asteraceae in China

 FAN  Xiang-Yuan-1、3, ZHANG  Shu-Mei-2**, GAO  Tian-Gang-3   

  1. 1 College of Life Science, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang 453007, China; 2 Dalian Natural Museum,
    Dalian 116023, China; 3 State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany,
     Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China
  • Received:2010-06-29 Online:2011-04-25 Published:2010-09-25


Grindelia, a new naturalized genus of the tribe Astereae, Asteraceae in China, was found in Liaoning, Northestern China. Morphologically it is related to the genus Inula, but differs in the obtuse anther base, lanceolate to deltate style-branch appendages, pappi of scales. Grindelia squarrosa, the only one represented species of the genus is described based on the specimens collected in China. Its natural distribution and possible pathways into China are also discussed.

Key words:  Grindelia, Asteraceae, Astereae, Naturalized genus, China

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