J Syst Evol ›› 1983, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (2): 182-193.
• Research Articles •
Chang Wen-Jin, Shen Lian-De
The tuberous root of Hemsleya, namely “jin-gui-lian”, is commonly used as a
traditional Chinese medicine. In recent years, it is chiefly used for curing flatulence,diarrhea, dysentery, cardialgia, bronchitis, uteritis with a satisfactory effect.
In order to make sure of its medical effect and explore its abundant resources,
we have made a survey of the genus Hemsleya in Sichuan Province.
The genus is mainly distributed in the southern and southwestern parts of China,
with a concentration in Sichuan Province. According to our preliminary survey,
there are 9 species and 6 varieties (including 5 new species and 5 new varieties) in
A key to species and the descriptions for the new taxa are provided in the presentpaper.
Chang Wen-Jin, Shen Lian-De. The Genus Hemsleya Cogn. in Sichuan. J Syst Evol, 1983, 21 (2): 182-193.
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