J Syst Evol ›› 1993, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (3): 281-285.

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The Origin of Chinese Traditional Drug “Shuigaoben” from Hubei

Zhang Hai-dao, Fang Shu-min   

  • Published:1993-05-18

Abstract: A new variety of Ligusticum L. (Umbelliferae), L. sinense var. hupehense collected from Hubei province, is described in this paper.. Cytological investigation shows that the new plant is a diploid, with the karyotypic formula 2n=22=14m+ 8sm. The parameters of chromosomes and the idiogram are given. The comparison of ARC (arm ratio curve) diagram between the new variety andL. sinense is also given.

Key words: Ligusticum sinense var. hupehense, Karyotype, ARC (arm ratio curve)