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A new species of Dianthus (Caryophyllaceae) from Republic of Korea

DONG CHAN SON, HYUN-JUN KIM, KAE SUN CHANG, DONG-HYUK LEE, KANG-HYUP LEE

Abstract


Dianthus koreanus sp. nov., from Gyeongsangbuk-do, Republic of Korea, is described and illustrated. It is a chasmophyte growing on the rocks on the seashore in the eastern coast of Korea. The new species is similar to D. chinensis by its vegetative and floral morphology. Differential characters refer to the leaves (oblanceolate to oblong and greenish-gray coriaceous), and the bracts (3 pairs, each bract being elliptic to obovate with apex acute). The conservation status of D. koreanus was assessed according to the IUCN Red List criteria.


Keywords


East Asia, Dianthus chinensis, endemic species, IUCN, Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.303.1.6

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

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand