Plant Diversity ›› 1999, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (02): 1-3.
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LTU Pei-Gui, YOSHIMICHI Doi, WANG Xiang- Hua
The taxonomic characteristics and position as well as delimitation of the genus Arachnocrea are dis-cussed. One species Arachnocrea scabrida Doi collected from Xishuangbana Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yun-nan Province, P.R.China is compared with the specimens from Japan (holotype) and New Zealand as well as other specimens on macro - & micro - morphology and anatomy. The range of variations of this species was de-fined. It is a new record to China. In spite of the geographical distribution of all species in the genus Arach-nocrea in the world shows the modem patterns of the temperate zone in the north hemisphere. It can be stretched to the tropical area of Southeast - Asia, it is possible that the genus was originated in this area histor-ically. It is suggested that the tropical area might be a center of differentiation of species in the genus.
New record genus to China
LTU Pei-Gui, YOSHIMICHI Doi, WANG Xiang- Hua. The Genus Arachnocrea, A New Record to China and Their Geographical Distribution Pattern in the World[J].Plant Diversity, 1999, 21(02): 1-3.
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