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Clarification of the taxonomic identity of the Himalayan species Thalictrum neurocarpum (Ranunculaceae), with the reduction of T. austrotibeticum to its synonymy

QIONG YUAN, CHEN REN, QIN-ER YANG

Abstract


We demonstrate that Thalictrum neurocarpum (Ranunculaceae) is a distinctive species and readily distinguishable from T. reniforme by floral characters. We reduce T. austrotibeticum, recently described from southern Xizang (Tibet), China, to the synonymy of T. neurocarpum.


Keywords


morphology, new synonymy, taxonomy, Thalictrum reniforme, Xizang (Tibet), Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.338.2.4

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

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand