Plant Diversity ›› 2013, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (3): 386-392.DOI: 10.7677/ynzwyj201313041

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Nomenclatural Novelities in Swertia (Gentianaceae)

 HE  Ting-Nong, LIU  Shang-Wu, CHEN  Shi-Long   

  1. Key Laboratory of Adaptation and Evolution of Plateau Biota, Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology,
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xining 810001, China
  • Received:2013-03-18 Online:2013-05-25 Published:2013-03-25
  • Supported by:

    Key Project of the National Science Foundation of China (31270270) and the National Basic Research Program of China (2007FY110100)


 Swertia is one large genus of Gentianaceae with a wide distribution in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa. In this study, we reported two new sections (Montana and Echinulata) and seven new series (Repentes, Kilimandscharicae, Corymbosae, Japonicae, Swertopsis, Pumilae, and Abyssinicae). In addition, some species were reduced, recombined and newly established. These new taxonomic synopses will be used for a further worldwide monograph of this genus.

Key words: Taxonomic synopses, Swertia, Gentianaceae

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