Monday, December 12, 2011

[Botany • 2008] Paraboea trisepala W.H.Chen & Y.M.Shui (Gesneriaceae) • from a Karst cave in Guangxi, China

A new species of Gesneriaceae, Paraboea trisepala W.H.Chen & Y.M.Shui, from a karst cave in Guangxi, China is described and illustrated. The new species differs from other species of Paraboea by its three-lobed calyx. Variation in flower and inflorescence architecture was observed under cultivation.

ADDITIONAL KEYWORDS: actinomorphy – floral morphology – pair-flowered cyme – Paraboea trisepala sp. nov. – spatiotemporal flower development – zygomorphy.

Chen, W.H., M. Möller, Y.M. Shui, and M.D. Zhang. 2008. A new species of Paraboea (Gesneriaceae) from a karst cave in Guangxi, China, and observations on variations in flower and inflorescence architecture. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 158: 681-688. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2008.00873.x