Machilus parapauhoi sp. nov. and a new synonym of Machilus (Lauraceae) from east Asia

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2010
Authors:Tang, S-C, Xu, W-B, Wei, F-N
Journal:Nordic Journal of Botany
Start Page:503

A new species of the genus Machilus Nees (Lauraceae) from China, M. parapauhoi F. N. Wei, S. C. Tang & W. B. Xu is described and illustrated. The new species is similar to M. pauhoi Kanehira, but differs in its densely appressed pubescent branchlets and petioles, shorter petiole, 0.8–1.2 cm long and an infructescence conspicuously shorter than the leaf. It is also similar to M. kwangtungensis Yang, but differs by its oblique leaves, with falcately curved apex and 14–18 lateral veins on both sides of the midrib. Based on a study of the type and isotype specimens of M. balansae (Airy Shaw) F. N. Wei & S. C. Tang and M. grandifolia S. Lee & F. N. Wei, M. grandifolia is regarded as a new synonym of M. balansae.

Alternate Journal:Nordic J. Bot.
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