Monday, August 29, 2011

[Botany • 2009] Hoya bawanglingensis • a new species of Hoya (Apocynaceae) from Hainan, China

A new species, Hoya bawanglingensis S. Y. He & P. T. Li (Apocynaceae, Asclepiadoideae), is described and illustrated from Hainan, China. The morphological characters of H. bawanglingensis and the related species H. pottsii Traill are compared. Hoya bawanglingensis differs in the pubescence of its young stems, both leaf surfaces, petioles, peduncles, pedicels, outer calyx lobes, and follicles. The corolla lobes are white with purple spots, and the corona is white with a purplish center.

Key words: Apocynaceae, Asclepiadoideae, China, Hainan, Hoya, IUCN Red List.

A New Species of Hoya (Apocynaceae, Asclepiadoideae) from Hainan, China
Author(s) :Shao-yun He, Ping-tao Li, Jia-yi Lin, and Mei-ling Zeng
Source: Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature, 19(3):357-359. 2009.