J Syst Evol ›› 2009, Vol. 47 ›› Issue (2): 151-161.DOI: 10.1111/j.1759-6831.2009.00014.x

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The identity of some taxa of Schizophragma (Saxifragaceae)

Wei LIU 1,2 Xiang-Yun ZHU*1   

  1. 1 ( Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China )
    2 ( Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China ) *Author for correspondence. E-mail: .
  • Received:2008-04-03 Published:2009-04-02

Abstract: After examining a large number of type and authoritative specimens of Schizophragma Siebold & Zucc., S. elliptifolium C. F. Wei and S. integrifolium var. glaucescens Rehder were reduced to synonyms of S. hypoglaucum Rehder and S. integrifolium f. cordatum S. Y. Wang was reduced to synonym of S. corylifolium Chun. Schizophragma crassum var. ellipticum J. Anthony was treated as the correct name of S. crassum var. hsitaoanum (Chun) C. F. Wei. The name S. integrifolium var. minus Rehder is reinstated. The taxonomic treatment is supported by leaf epidermal characters.

Key words: leaf epidermis, new synonym, reinstatement, Schizophragma.