Plant Diversity ›› 2002, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (03): 1-3.

• Articles •    

Chromosome Numbers in Ten Species in the Gesneriaceae from Yunnan

LU Yuan-Xue,SUN Xian-Feng,ZHOU Qi-Xing,GU Zhi-Jian   

  1. Kunming Institute of Botany,the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Online:2002-06-25 Published:2002-06-25

Abstract: In the present paper,the chromosome numbers of the species of Gesneriaceae from Yunnan,China are reported for the first time.The results are formulated as follows:in Aeschynanthus bracteatus,a population of A.buxifolius,Hemiboea cavaleriei,Lysionotus pauciflorus and Petrocosmea barfata,2n=32;in Chirita dielsii,Ch.macrophylla,Ch.speciosa2n=18;in Orescharis ausea,2n=34;in Corallodiscus flabellatus 2n=40;Atetraploidy chromosome number(2n=64)was also found in another population of A.buxifolius.

Key words: Gesneriaceae