J Syst Evol ›› 2009, Vol. 47 ›› Issue (6): 605-607.DOI: 10.1111/j.1759-6831.2009.00037.x

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Thismia tentaculata (Burmanniaceae tribe Thismieae) from Hong Kong: first record of the genus and tribe from continental China

1 George W. C. HO 2 Shek Shing MAR 3 Richard M. K. SAUNDERS*   

  1. 1 (812, Fu Yuen House, Chuk Yuen South Estate, Hong Kong, China)
    2 (Ying Wa College, Hong Kong, China)
    3 (Division of Ecology and Biodiversity, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China) *Author for correspondence. E-mail: saunders@hkucc.hku.hk; Tel.: 852-2299-0608; Fax: 852-2559-9114.
  • Received:2009-02-02 Published:2009-07-08

Abstract: Populations of Thismia tentaculata (Burmanniaceae tribe Thismieae) are described and illustrated from Tai Mo Shan in Hong Kong, southern China. This represents the first report of the genus and tribe from continental China.

Key words: Burmanniaceae, Hong Kong, new record, Thismiaceae, Thismia tentaculata