J Syst Evol ›› 2006, Vol. 44 ›› Issue (6): 707-711.DOI: 10.1360/aps050067

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Reappraisal of Fosbergia shweliensis (Rubiaceae), a species endemic to the Gaoligong Mountains, Western Yunnan, China

LI Heng*, DAO Zhi-Ling, LI Rong   

  1. (Kunming Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204, China)liheng@mail.kib.ac.cn
  • Received:2005-04-18 Published:2006-11-18

Abstract: Based on collections from the Gaoligong Mountains in 1998-2004, western Yunnan, China, the present paper describes in detail the fruit characters of Fosbergia shweliensis (Anth.) Tirveng. & Sastre (Rubiaceae), a species endemic to the Gaoligong area. The paper also reviews the flower structure and reports on the habit and distribution of the species. Comparing the original description of Randia shweliensis Anth. (the basionym of Fosbergia shweliensis), our collections are the same species as Fosbergia shweliensis.

Key words: Fosbergia shweliensis, Gardenieae, Rubiaceae, Reappraisal