J Syst Evol ›› 2007, Vol. 45 ›› Issue (4): 587-592.DOI: 10.1360/aps050006

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Additional notes on Melastomataceae of China

1CHEN Wen-Hong, 1SHUI Yu-Min*, 2ZHOU Lu-Men   

  1. 1(Kunming Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204, China)

    2 (Lüchun Huanglianshan National Natural Reserve, Lüchun, Yunnan 662500, China)ymshui@mail.kib.ac.cn
  • Received:2005-01-20 Published:2007-07-18

Abstract: Oxyspora curtisii King, a newly recorded species of Oxyspora (Melastomataceae)
in China, is reported and illustrated. Allomorphia eupteroton Guillaumin var. teretipetiolata C.
Y. Wu & C. Chen is raised to species rank and relegated to the genus Oxyspora, viz. O.
teretipetiolata (C. Y. Wu & C. Chen) W. H. Chen & Y. M. Shui, which is described further
based on flowering specimens. Scanning electron microscopy images of pollen grains and
seeds support the distinctness of the new species.

Key words: Melastomataceae, Oxyspora curtisii King, new record, Oxyspora teretipetiolata