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1 October 2012 Identity of Microtoena affinis (Lamiaceae)
Qiang Wang, De-Yuan Hong
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Microtoena affinis is recognized as a distinct species by some taxonomists, whereas others consider it to be closely related to Microtoena delavayi or a form of the latter. No agreement has been reached, and thus the identity of Microtoena affinis and the relationship between the two taxa is unclear. Based on an examination of a large number of herbarium specimens, field observations, scanning electron microscope observations, and statistical analyses of all relevant characters, the name Microtoena affinis is here reduced to a synonym ofMicrotoena delavayi.

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Qiang Wang and De-Yuan Hong "Identity of Microtoena affinis (Lamiaceae)," Systematic Botany 37(4), 1031-1034, (1 October 2012).
Published: 1 October 2012
Microtoena delavayi
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