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Published: 2016-05-11

New records of Cheilotheca (Ericaceae, Monotropoideae ) from China including the description of a new species

College of Forestry, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha 410004, China
Guangxi Institute of Botany, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guilin 541006, China
Guangxi Institute of Botany, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guilin 541006, China
Guangxi Institute of Botany, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guilin 541006, China
Magnoliids China Monotropa Monotropastrum taxonomy

Abstract

The first record of Cheilotheca from China is reported here with the description of a new species, C. crocea, from evergreen broadleaved forest in south-central Guangxi of southern China. The new species is morphologically most similar to C. malayana, but it can be easily distinguished from the latter by its equal length filaments and elongate anthers with 2-longitudinal slits at dehiscence (vs. unequal length filaments and short anthers with a single terminal slit). The detailed morphological characters together with illustrations, diagnostic comparisons and habitat are presented.