Plant Diversity ›› 1998, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (04): 1-3.

• Articles •    

A Revision of the genus Chesneya from East Himalayas

QIAN Zi-Gang   

  1. Yunnan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kunming 650011
  • Online:1998-08-25 Published:1998-08-25

Abstract: The genus Chesneya from Eastern Himalayas has been studied according to morphological characters, we have discovered that the cylindrical or oblong pod and spongy pericarp are not its characteristic features; but the cushion -shaped habit is the ecotype of adapting its to alpine and desert belt, so the genus Spongiocarpella is untenable, the species S. yunnanensis, S. paucifoliolata, S. intermedia transfered in the genus Chesneya.

Key words: Chesneya