J Syst Evol ›› 2007, Vol. 45 ›› Issue (6): 870-879.DOI: 10.1360/aps0609810.1360/aps06098

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Taxonomic notes on some species of Ophiorrhiza (Rubiaceae) from China

1 DUAN Lin-Dong, 2 LIN Qi*   

  1. 1(Shaoyang University, Shaoyang, Hunan 422004, China)

    2(State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China)linqi@ibcas.ac.cn
  • Received:2006-06-20 Published:2007-11-18

Abstract: Based on examinations of specimens and field observations of Ophiorrhiza from China, O. aureolina Lo f. qiongyaensis Lo and O. humilis Tseng were regarded as new synonyms of O. pumila Champ. ex Benth., O. hainanensis Tseng as a new synonym of O. nutans C. B. Clarke, O. kwangsiensis Merr. ex Li and O. nigricans Lo as new synonyms of O. japonica Bl., and O. longzhouensis Lo and O. paniculiformis Lo as new synonyms of O. cantoniensis Hance.

Key words: Rubiaceae, Ophiorrhiza, taxonomic note, new synonymy