J Syst Evol ›› 1999, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (5): 468-508.

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Taxonomic and phytogeographic studies on the genus Aspidistra Ker-gawl.(Liliaceae) in China

LANG Kai-Yong, LI Guang-Zhao, LIU Yan, WEI Yi-Gang, WANG Ren-Xiang   

  • Published:1999-09-10

Abstract: Aspidistra is a genus mainly found in eastern Asia, with its distribution and differentiation center in Guangxi of China. In the present paper, all the taxa hitherto recorded in China are taxonomically and phytogeographically revised. As a result, 47 species are recognized, of which 45 are endemic to China and four are new to science, i. e. A. ebianensis K. Y. Lang et Z. Y. Zhu, A. fenghuangensis K. Y. Lang, A. oblongifolia F. T. Wang et K. Y. Lang and A. fosciaria G. Z. Li, A key to all species is provided and all the speci-mens examined are cited.

Key words: Liliaceae, Aspidistra, Taxonomical revisio, Geographical distribution, Newspecies