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10 November 2014 Primulina argentea (Gesneriaceae), a new species endemic to a karst cave in N Guangdong, S China
Xin Hong, Ou-Wen Wang, Shou-Biao Zhou, Fang Wen
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Primulina argentea Xin Hong, F. Wen & S. B. Zhou, sp. nov. (Gesneriaceae) is described and illustrated from N Guangdong Province, S China. It is morphologically close to P. fengshanensis F. Wen & Yue Wang and P. orthandra (W. T. Wang) Mich. Möller & A. Weber, but is differentiated from its congeners by several characters of the shape, texture and indumentum of the leaf blade and bracts, length of pedicels, size of calyx lobes, colour of corolla, indumentum of staminodes, etc. A description of P. argentea together with illustrations, distribution map, habitat description and a diagnostic comparative table with P. fengshanensis and P. orthandra are presented.

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Xin Hong, Ou-Wen Wang, Shou-Biao Zhou, and Fang Wen "Primulina argentea (Gesneriaceae), a new species endemic to a karst cave in N Guangdong, S China," Willdenowia 44(3), 377-383, (10 November 2014).
Published: 10 November 2014
limestone flora
Primulina fengshanensis
Primulina orthandra
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