J Syst Evol ›› 2008, Vol. 46 ›› Issue (1): 93-95.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1002.2008.06177

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Taxonomic revision of Syringa pinetorum complex (Oleaceae)

1,2,3Jin-Yong CHEN, 2Zuo-Shuang ZHANG, 1De-Yuan HONG*   

  1. 1(State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China)

    2(Beijing Botanical Garden, Beijing 100093, China)

    3(Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China)
  • Received:2006-10-10 Published:2008-01-18

Abstract: Five species of the Syringa pinetorum complex described by previous authors are revised. Syringa wardii W. W. Sm., S. mairei (H. Lév.) Rehder, S. rugulosa McKelvey and S. chuanxiensis S. Z. Qu & X. L. Chen are treated as synonyms of S. pinetorum on the basis of population sampling, character analysis and principal coordinate analysis, and S. mairei is a new synonym. Only one variable species, S. pinetorum, is here recognized in the complex.

Key words: Syringa L., Syringa pinetorum W. W. Sm., S. mairei (H. Lév.) Rehder, new synonymy