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Two new species and four new records of Aquilegia (Ranunculaceae) from China

ANDREY S. ERST, WEI WANG, SHENG-XIANG YU, KUNLI XIANG, JIAN WANG, DMITRY N. SHAULO, SERGEY V. SMIRNOV, MARIA KUSHUNINA, ALEXANDER P. SUKHORUKOV, MARCIN NOBIS

Abstract


Two new species, Aquilegia xinjiangensis and A. hebeica from northern China, are here described and illustrated. Additionally four species, A. amurensis, A. flabellata, A. kamelinii and A. vicaria are recorded for the country for the first time. The identification key and diagnostic characters of all Aquilegia representatives from China including the newly described and recorded species are provided and discussed.


Keywords


Aquilegia, distribution, eastern Asia, morphology, seed ornamentation, taxonomy, Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.316.2.2

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

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand