Primulina malipoensis (Gesneriaceae), a new species from Sino-Vietnamese border area

Li-Hua Yang1,2, Jun-Lin Chen3, Fang Wen4, Ming Kang1

1 Key Laboratory of Plant Resources Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, China 

2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China 

3 College of Humanities Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya’an, Sichuan 625014, China

4 Gesneriad Conservation Centre of China, Guangxi Institute of Botany, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guilin 541006, China

Corresponding author: Ming Kang (

PubYear : 2018

Volume: 94

Publication Name: PhytoKeys

Page number: 107-116

Abstract: Primulina malipoensis, a new species from limestone areas around the Sino-Vietnamese border, is described and illustrated. This new species is morphologically similar to P. maguanensis and P. lungzhouensis, but obviously differs from the latter two species by its pale greenish-yellow flowers (vs. purple, with different colour patterns). The phylogenetic affinity, illustration and photographs of this new species are provided in this paper.

Keywords: Limestone flora, New taxon, Sino-Vietnamese border area, Taxonomy