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Published: 2021-07-09

Anoectochilus medogensis (Goodyerinae, Cranichideae, Orchidaceae), a new species from Tibet, China

School of Life Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, PR China
School of Life Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, PR China
Yunnan Laboratory for Conservation of Rare, Endangered & Endemic Forest Plants, National Forestry and Grassland Administration, Yunnan Academy of Forestry and Grassland, Kunming, 650201, Yunnan, PR China
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Lam Kam Road, Lam Tsuen, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
Forestry and Grassland Administration of Motuo County, Nyingchi, 860700, PR China
Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB, UK
Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences, 8 Jiangwangmiao Street, Nanjing, 320102, PR China
School of Life Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, PR China
Monocots flora phylogeny taxonomy


Based on field observations and examination of preserved specimens, Anoectochilus medogensis is described as a new species from Tibet, China. Phylogenetic evidence using combined plastid regions (matK, trnL-F and rbcL) further supports the systematic status of A. medogensis. A detailed morphological description, photographic plates and line drawings, as well as conservation assessment are also provided for this new species.


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