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Paris nitida (Melanthiaceae), a new species from Hubei and Hunan, China

ZHI WANG, XIU-ZHEN CAI, ZHI-XIANG ZHONG, ZHUN XU, NENG WEI, JIA-FEN XIE, GUANG-WAN HU, QING-FENG WANG

Abstract


The genus Paris Linnaeus (1753: 367) was traditionally placed in Liliaceae (Melchior, 1964), and then in Trilliaceae, which was divided into two genera based on floral merosity: Trilliun Linnaeus (1753: 340) has trimerous flowers, and Paris has variable floral merosity (Li 1984; Zomlefer 1997; Li 1998). However, Trilliaceae were recently revised using molecular phylogenetic approaches and placed in Melanthiaceae (Ji et al. 2006; APG IV 2016; Kim et al. 2016). Paris consists of about 28 species of perennial herbs mainly distributed and endemic in eastern Asia (Osaloo & Kawano 1999; Liang & Vitor 2000; Li et al. 2017), with the center of species diversity in China, where Paris is well known for its medicinal value.


Keywords


China, IUCN Red List; Melanthiaceae; new species; Paris; Monocots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.314.1.16

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

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand