J Syst Evol ›› 2006, Vol. 44 ›› Issue (6): 651-653.DOI: 10.1360/aps050097

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The identity of Bauhinia claviflora and of B. dioscoreifolia (Leguminosae)

1ZHANG Dian‐Xiang, 2ZHU Guang‐Hua   

  1. 1 (South China Botanical Garden, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, China)

    2 (Missouri Botanical Garden, P. O. Box 299, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-0299, U.S.A.)
  • Received:2005-06-27 Published:2006-11-18

Abstract: The taxonomic status of two long recognized endemic Chinese species of the genus Bauhinia is clarified as part of our endeavor to prepare the manuscript of Caesalpinioideae for Flora of China. Bauhinia claviflora L. Chen and B. dioscoreifolia L. Chen are reduced to synonymy of B. nervosa (Wall. ex Benth.) Baker and B. khasiana Baker respectively.

Key words: Bauhinia, Bauhinia claviflora, Bauhinia dioscoreifolia, new synonymy, nomenclature.