A New Species of Viola (Violaceae) from Guangdong, China

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2009
Authors:Anqiang, D, Jinsong, Z, Qin, G, Wu, X
Journal:Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature
Volume:19
Issue:4
Date Published:2009
ISBN Number:1055-3177
Keywords:Viola, Violaceae
Abstract:

Abstract 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).Abstract 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).

URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.3417/2007157
Short Title:Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature
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