Plant Diversity ›› 2014, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (03): 301-302.DOI: 10.7677/ynzwyj201413153

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The Identity of Codonopsis draco Pamp. (Campanulaceae)  with Special Reference to Its Endangered State

 HONG  De-Yuan     

  1. State Key Laboratory of Systematic & Evolutionary Botany, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China
  • Received:2013-07-19 Online:2014-05-25 Published:2013-11-22
  • Supported by:

     National Natural Science Foundation of China (31170175); the National Science Infrastructure Platform Foundation of China (Grant No. 2013FY112100)


Codonopsis draco was described by Pampanini as new from NW Hubei [HuPeh] Province, China. This species has been ignored since then by all late authors; even Lammers failed in mentioning it. Recently when the present author traced the name of Cdraco Pamp., he found from the figure provided by Pampanini that it is a distinct species but not in Codonopsis. By comparing it with species of Codonopsis and its allies it was found conspecific with Echinocodon lobophyllus DY. Hong, which was described based on a collection also from W Hubei (Fig1). A new combination is made here in the present paper.

Key words: Echinocodon draco, New combination, Endangered state

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