Polyalthia yingjiangensis sp. nov (Annonaceae) from the China/Myanmar border

Polyalthia yingjiangensis sp. nov. is described from the China/Myanmar border.

Bine Xue, De-Ping Ye, Yun-Yun Shao and Yun-Hong Tan

1  B. Xue (http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4515-4316) and Y.-Y. Shao, Key Laboratory of Plant Resources Conservation and Sustainable Utilization, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, P. R. China. BX and YYS also at: Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Applied Botany, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China. 

2  D.-P. Ye, Forest Bureau of Pu’er, Pu’er, Yunnan, China. 

3  Y.-H. Tan (tyh@xtbg.org.cn), Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Inst., Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar and Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Menglun, Yunnan, P. R. China.Polyalthia

PubYear : 2017

Volume :  35

Publication Name: Nordic Journal of Botany

Page number : 476-481

Abstract: Polyalthia yingjiangensis sp. nov. is described from the China/Myanmar border. It is distinct in having outer petals that are much shorter than the inner petals and having a very long pedicel. It is most similar to P. miliusoides I.M. Turner, but differs in having perianth parts that are glabrous adaxially and pubescent abaxially, thicker and sparsely pubescent pedicels, as well as verrucose and darker monocarps.