Monday, November 14, 2016

[Botany • 2015] Cremanthodium wumengshanicum • A New Species (Asteraceae, Senecioneae) from Yunnan, China

Cremanthodium wumengshanicum 
 L. Wang, C. Ren & Q.E. Yang

  DOI:  10.11646/phytotaxa.238.3.5


A new speciesCremanthodium wumengshanicum, is described and illustrated. It is most readily distinguishable in the genus by having 10−14 bracts subtending the head. Morphological differences between Cwumengshanicum and its putative closest allies and a distributional map of the new species are presented.

Keywords: Compositae, taxonomy, Eudicots, China

Cremanthodium wumengshanicum L. Wang, C. Ren & Q.E. Yang, sp. nov.  

Distribution and Habitat:— Cremanthodium wumengshanicum is currently known from northeastern Yunnan (Dongchuan, Luquan), China (Fig. 4). It grows in alpine meadows or cliff crevices between 3500 and 4300 m above sea level. 

Phenology:— Flowering July−August; fruiting August−September. 

Etymology:— The specific epithet is derived from Wumeng Shan in southwestern China, with Jiaozi Xue Shan, the type locality of the species, being one of its highest peaks.

Long Wang, Chen Ren and Qin-Er Yang. 2015. Cremanthodium wumengshanicum (Asteraceae, Senecioneae), A New Species from Yunnan, China.
Phytotaxa. 238(3); 265–270.  DOI:  10.11646/phytotaxa.238.3.5

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