J Syst Evol ›› 2007, Vol. 45 ›› Issue (5): 751-752.DOI: 10.1360/aps06193

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Identity of Goodyera shixingensis (Orchidaceae)

1 2TIAN Huai-Zhen, 1XING Fu-Wu*   

  1. 1(South China Botanical Garden, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, China)

    2(Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China)
  • Received:2006-11-30 Published:2007-09-18

Abstract: After observing the floral characters of living plants and herbarium specimens of Goodyera yangmeishanensis T. P. Lin, we found the variation range of those species covered that of G. shixingensis K. Y. Lang. Checking the holotype and isotype of G. shixingensis confirmed our observation. The name of G. shixingensis is thus reduced as a synonym of G. yangmeishanensis.

Key words: Orchidaceae, Goodyera yangmeishanensis, Goodyera shixingensis, new synonym