J Syst Evol ›› 2006, Vol. 44 ›› Issue (5): 612-613.DOI: 10.1360/aps050162

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Paris xichouensis, a new combination of Trilliaceae from China

JI Yun-Heng, ZHOU Zhe-Kun, LI Heng*   

  1. (Kunming Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204, China)liheng@mail.kib.ac.cn
  • Received:2005-11-15 Published:2006-09-07

Abstract: Paris xichouensis (H. Li) Y. H. Ji, H. Li & Z. K. Zhou is proposed as a new combination based on P. cronquistii (Takht.) H. Li var. xichouensis H. Li. This species is similar to P. cronquistii (Takht.) H. Li and P. vietnamensis (Takht.) H. Li, but differs by the leaf blade papery, the petals green, much shorter than sepals, and the capsule green-yellow at maturity.

Key words: Paris, Paris xichouensis, Trilliaceae, new combination