Plant Diversity ›› 2010, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (4): 328-330.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1143.2010.10011

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Petrocosmea shilinensis, a New Species of Gesneriaceae from Yunnan, China

ZHAO HouTao1,2, SHUI YuMin1   

  1. 1 Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204, China;
    2 Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2010-01-11 Online:2010-08-25 Published:2010-02-01


Petrocosmea shilinensis, a new species of Gesneriaceae, is described and illustrated. The new species was collected at Guishan region of Shilin County, Yunnan Province in 2008. It is different from its similar species Psericea , in its cordate base of leaf, retrorse indumentums on petioles and the abaxial surfaces of leaf, geniculate filaments with dense ca. 15 mm long beardlike indumentums in the middle.

Key words: Gesneriaceae, New species, Petrocosmea shilinensis, Shilin County, Yunnan Province

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