Primula zhui (Primulaceae) sp. nov. from south Yunnan, southwest China

Bin Yang, Hong-Bo Ding, Zhi-Hong Li and Yun-Hong Tan

B. Yang, H.-B. Ding and Y.-H. Tan ( (, Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Inst.,Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. 

BY, HBD and YTH also at: Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Menglun, Mengla, Yunnan, P. R. China. Z.-H. Li, Management Dept of Puer National Park, Pu’er, Yunnan, P. R. China.

PubYear : 2017

Volume: 35

Publication Name: Nordic Journal of Botany

Page number: 681-686 

Abstract: Primula zhui a new species of Primula endemic to the Yunnan Province, China, is described and illustrated. It is morphologically similar to P. intanoensis from Thailand, and P. calyptrata from southeast Yunnan, affiliated to Primula sect. Carolinella (Hemsl.) Pax. However, it is easily distinguished from the Thailand species by its longer corolla tube and distylous flowers, and it differs from the Chinese species by its leaf ovate to ovate-elliptic blade and distylous flowers.