J Syst Evol ›› 2000, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (1): 1-9.

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Revision of some problematic taxa of Aralia L. (Araliaceae) from China

WEN Jun   

  • Published:2000-01-10

Abstract: Several problematic taxa of Aralia from China are discussed: A. chinensis L., A. decaisneana Hance, A. elata (Miq.)Seem., A. stipulata Franch., A. dasyphylloides J. Wen, A. thomsonii Seem. ex Clarke, A. vietnamensis Ha, A. foliolosa (Wall.)Seem., A. armata (Wall. ex Don)Seem., A. finlaysoniana (Walli. ex Don)Seem. and A. debilis J. Wen. This discussion is based on a worldwide examination of species of Aralia. Most taxonomic problems of the Chinese Aralia were due to independent descriptions of species from China and its neighboring countries. Many names of Aralia in the floristic treatments in China were currently misapplied. This pa-per provides species delimitation of the above taxa and discusses the synonyms of many names.

Key words: Revision, Aralia, Araliaceae, China