Wednesday, May 24, 2017

[Botany • 2017] Phrynium yunnanense • A New Species (Marantaceae) from Yunnan, China

Phrynium yunnanense    Y.S.Ye & L.Fu


Phrynium yunnanense, a new species from Yunnan, China, is described and illustrated. It is closely related to P. hainanense T.L.Wu & S.J.Chen and P. pedunculiferum D.Fang, but it is distinguished by having long peduncle (20–45 cm), bright orange bracts and fruits. A comparison table and the line illustration are presented.

Keywords: new species, Phrynium hainanense, Phrynium pedunculiferum, taxonomy, Monocots

Phrynium yunnanense Y.S.Ye & L.Fu, sp. nov.  

 Etymology:— The specific epithet refers to Yunnan Province in China.

Lin Fu, Yu-Shi Ye and Jing-Ping Liao. 2017. Phrynium yunnanense (Marantaceae), A New Species from Yunnan, China.  Phytotaxa. 307(1); 89-94. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.307.1.9


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