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10 December 2009 A New Species of Viola (Violaceae) from Guangdong, China
Dong Anqiang, Zhou Jinsong, Gong Qin, Xing Fuwu
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A new species of Viola L. from Guangdong Province, China, V. guangzhouensis A. Q. Dong, J. S. Zhou & F. W. Xing, is described and illustrated here. The new taxon represents a fifth species in Viola sect. Diffusae (W. Becker) Ching J. Wang, and a taxonomic key to distinguish these taxa in China is included. Viola guangzhouensis is distinct from the sympatric V. diffusa Gingins by having obviously aerial stems, brownish purple stolons, and a bearded anterior petal. The new species is a narrow endemic, collected only from Dalingshan in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, and is assessed as Critically Endangered (CR).

Dong Anqiang, Zhou Jinsong, Gong Qin, and Xing Fuwu "A New Species of Viola (Violaceae) from Guangdong, China," Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature 19(4), 457-460, (10 December 2009).
Published: 10 December 2009
IUCN Red List
section Diffusae
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