Plant Diversity ›› 2016, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (01): 19-25.

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Six new species of Elatostema (Urticaceae) from Yunnan

 Wentsai Wang1, Zengyuan Wu2   

  1. 1. State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China
    2. Key Laboratory for Plant Diversity and Biogeography of East Asia, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650201, China
  • Received:2015-04-17 Online:2016-02-25 Published:2015-05-04
  • Supported by:

    The present study was supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People′s Republic of China (2012FY110800), and The Ministry of Science and Technology, China, Basic Research Project (No. 2013FY112600)


Six new species of the genus Elatostema (Urticaceae), E.dentatocaudatum, E.baoshanense, E.cuipingfengense, E.viridicostatum, E.flexuosicaule and E.globosostigmatum, from Yunnan Province, China are described and illustrated. The diagnostic differences between the six new species and their respective allies are given.

Key words: Urticaceae, Elatostema, New species, Yunnan