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Bulletin of Botanical Research ›› 2007, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (6): 641-644.doi: 10.7525/j.issn.1673-5102.2007.06.001

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Camellia maoniushanensis, Rare and Endangered Plant,a new species of the Camellia(Theaceae)from China

LIU Jian-Lin;MENG Xiu-Xiang;LUO Qiang;LI Xiao-Jiang;YUAN Ying;YANG Hong   

  1. 1. Department Agronomy, Xichang College, Xichang 6150132. College of Life and Environment Sciences, Central university for Nationalities, Beijing 100081
  • Received:1900-01-01 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2007-11-20 Published:2007-11-20
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Abstract: Camellia maoniushanensis J. L. Liu et Q. Luo, a new species of the Theaceae from Mt. Maoniushan,Xichang City,Sichuan province, China, is described and illustrated. Camellia maoniushanensis is closely related to C. pitardii Cohen Stuart, from which it differs apparently by the narrow and small leaves, narrowly elliptic, lanceolate-elliptic or lanceolate, 4-9 cm long, 1.1-2.7 (-3) cm wide, the leaf blades upward intensely incurvate to semiorbicular, petals external densely appressed hairy in infra medial, with the filaments of the outer ones 2.2-2.9 cm long, connate the middle part or supra middle part.

Key words: Camellia, Camellia maoniushanensis J. L. Liu et Q. Luo, Theaceae, new species, Sichuan, China

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