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A new species and a new replacement name in Cynanchum (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadeae) from southwest China
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  • Miao Liao,
  • Si-Jin Zeng,
  • Lin-Ya Zeng,
  • Hai-Jun Yin,
  • Mao-Lin Yan,
  • Caifei Zhang,
  • GUANG-DA TANG
Miao Liao
South China Agricultural University

Corresponding Author:liaomiao63@yeah.net

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Si-Jin Zeng
South China Botanical Garden
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Lin-Ya Zeng
South China Botanical Garden
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Hai-Jun Yin
Management Office of Tongbiguan Provincial Nature Reserve
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Mao-Lin Yan
Management Office of Tongbiguan Provincial Nature Reserve
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Caifei Zhang
Wuhan Botanical Garden Chinese Academy of Sciences
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GUANG-DA TANG
South China Agricultural University
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Abstract

Cynanchum pingtaoi sp. nov. (Apocynaceae), from Yunnan Province, China, is described and illustrated based on molecular and morphological evidence. Its deeply cordate to reniform leaves, campanulate and large flowers show that it is a member of former Raphistemma which has been included in Cynanchum now. It is different from the all former Raphistemma species (C. hooperianum,C. longhushanense and C. pulchellum) by the broadly ovate corolla lobe, purple-red corolla, and connivent corona tip slightly exceeding corolla throat. Its detailed morphological description and illustrations are provided. Meanwhile, Cynanchum longhushanense (Y. Wan) G.D.Tang & Miao Liao nom. nov. is proposed as the replacement name of Raphistemma brevipedunculatum Y. Wan which is reinstated from a synonym of C. hooperianum (Blume) Decne because of their significant morphological differences.
04 Nov 2022Submitted to Ecology and Evolution
08 Nov 2022Assigned to Editor
08 Nov 2022Submission Checks Completed
09 Nov 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
05 Dec 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
12 Dec 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Minor