Magnolia kachinensis (Magnoliaceae), a new species from northern Myanma

Magnolia kachinensis (Magnoliaceae), a new species from northern Myanma

SHI-SHUN ZHOU 1,2 , YUN-HONG TAN 1,2 , REN LI 1,2 , RUI-CHANG QUAN 1,2 , KYAW WIN MAUNG 3 , QIANG LIU 1,2* & YONG-KANG SIMA 4*

1 Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw 05282, Myanmar; E-mail: liuq@xtbg.org.cn

2 Centre for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Menglun, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, China

3 Forest Research Institute, Forest Department, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw 05282,Myanmar

4 Yunnan Provincial Key Laboratory for Cultivation and Exploitation of Forest Plants; Yunnan Laboratory for Conservation of Rare,Endangered & Endemic Forest Plants, Public Key Laboratory of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration; Yunnan Academy of Forestry, Kunming, Yunnan 650201, China; E-mail: simayk@163.com

PubYear : 2018

Volume: 375

Publication Name: Phytotaxa

Page number: 92-98

Abstract: Magnoliaceae include about 350 species that are widely distributed in tropical, subtropical and warm-temperate regions of Asia and the Americas, from near sea level to 3400 m elevation (Vázquez-García et al. 2016). Numerous phylogenetic studies of Magnoliaceae in the last two decades (Law 1984, Figlar & Nooteboom 2004, Xia et al. 2008, Sima & Lu. 2012, Kim & Suh 2013, Romanov & Dilcher 2013), have ultimately led to almost universal acceptance of the classification of Figar & Nooteboom (2004), consisting of only two genera: Liriodendron Linneaus (1753: 535) with only two species, and a broad concept of Magnolia Linneaus (1753: 535) including all other species. Myanmar currently has only 21 species of Magnolia (Govaerts et al. 2017).

Keywords: Magnolia kachinensis, Magnoliaceae, Magnoliids

https://biotaxa.org/Phytotaxa/article/view/phytotaxa.375.1.5