J Syst Evol ›› 2006, Vol. 44 ›› Issue (1): 86-88.DOI: 10.1360/aps040170

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Neottia taibaishanensis, a new species of Orchidaceae from Shaanxi, China

1YANG Ping-Hou, 2LANG Kai-Yong   

  1. 1(College of Forestry, Northwest Sci-Tech University of Agriculture and Forestry, Yangling, Shaanxi 712100, China)

    2(State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences,
    Beijing 100093, China)
  • Received:2004-12-16 Published:2006-01-18

Abstract: Neottia taibaishanensis P. H. Yang & K. Y. Lang from Shaanxi, China, is described and illustrated. The new species is similar to N. acuminata Schltr. in habit, but differs by the plant being nearly grey-black, the inflorescence axis appressed silvery-grey villose, the sepals, petals and labellum grey-black yet margin grey-white, and the labellum broadly obovate or suborbicular, and apex mucronate.

Key words: Neottia, Neottia taibaishanensis P. H. Yang & K. Y. Lang, Orchidaceae, new species, Shaanxi, China