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Bulletin of Botanical Research ›› 2006, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (5): 513-515.doi: 10.7525/j.issn.1673-5102.2006.05.001

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Torreya parvifolia,a new species of the Taxaceae from Sichuan,China

YI Tong-Pei;YANG Lin;LONG Ting-Lun   

  1. (1.Dujiangyan Campus,Sichuan Agricultural University,Dujiangyan 611830) (2.Sichuan Province Wildlife Resource Survey and Conservation Station,Chengdu 610081)
  • Received:1900-01-01 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2006-09-20 Published:2006-09-20
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Abstract: Torreya parvifolia Yi, L. Yang et Long, a new species of the Taxaceae from Sichuan, China, is described and illustracted. The new species is closely related to Torreya yunnanensis Cheng et L. K. Fu, from which it differs apparently by the shorter and smaller stem, 4~5 m high, 10~15 cm diameter; smaller leaves, (1.2)1.5~2 cm long, 2.2~3 mm broad, acute on the apex with short acumen, rotund or rotundly cuneate at the base, upper surface only below with inconspicuous 2-canaliculates, under surface with 2 stomatic bands broader grey white, nearly as width as mitrib and green side; seeds with arillate obovoid or rare nearly globose, smaller, 1.5~2 cm diameter.

Key words: Torreya Arn., T. parvifolia Yi, L. Yang et Long, new species, Sichuan, China

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