J Syst Evol ›› 2010, Vol. 48 ›› Issue (2): 146-151.DOI: 10.1111/j.1759-6831.2009.00060.x

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Hedychium menghaiense (Zingiberaceae), a new species from Yunnan, China

1,2,3Xiu HU 1Nian LIU*   

  1. 1(Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering, Guangzhou 510225, China)
    2(South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, China )
    3(Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China)
  • Received:2009-04-14 Published:2010-03-18

Abstract: Hedychium menghaiense X. Hu & N. Liu, a new species of the Zingiberaceae from Yunnan Province, China, is described and illustrated. The new species is currently known only from its type locality, Nannuoshan Mountain, Menghai County, growing under evergreen broad-leaved forests at altitudes of 1400–1700 m. It is similar to H. forrestii Diels, but differs in its narrower and emarginate labellum folded inwards lengthwise, narrower staminodes and scarlet stamen. The recognition of the new species is supported by the results from analysis of sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP) markers.

Key words: Hedychium, Hedychium menghaiense X. Hu & N. Liu, new species, SRAP markers, Zingiberaceae.