Plant Diversity ›› 2002, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (02): 1-3.

• Articles •    

A Revision of Gerbera L. ex Cass.( and Its Distribution in China

WU Zheng-Yi, PENG Hua   

  1. Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Online:2002-04-25 Published:2002-04-25

Abstract: The authors made a revision of Gerbera L. ex Cass. (s. lat.)from China in accordance with the updated circumscription of the generic group, which are Leibnitzia Cass., Gerbera Cass. (s.str) and Piloselloides (Less.) C.Jeffrey ex Cufod. We checked some names, treated them taxonomically and discussed the relationships of the formation of vicarious species among them and the physical history. After the taxonomic treatments, it was shown that there are 4 species of Leibnitzia, probably 6 species of Gerbera and 1 species of Piloselloides in China. Perhaps the SW China with Hengduan Mountains as its core is a center of diversity and differentiation of the generic group.

Key words: Gerbera (