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Taxonomic re-evaluation of some Gelidocalamus (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) taxa from Southeast China

YUGUANG LIU, WEIJIAN LI, MING TANG, GUANGYAO YANG, WENGEN ZHANG

Abstract


In the present study, we employed a classical taxonomic analysis of micromorphological characters of the leaf epidermis to reassess the taxonomy of four Gelidocalamus taxa, a genus of woody bamboos endemic to China. We propose that G. subsolidus is distinct from G. tessellatus, and G. albopubescens should be placed in synonymy under G. subsolidus. A formal taxonomic treatment is presented, including description, comments, illustrations, a distribution map, and SEM images of the abaxial leaf epidermis.


Keywords


Gramineae, woody bamboo, SEM, synonymization, Monocots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.299.1.9

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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand