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Published: 2021-11-19

Amomum xizangense (Zingiberaceae), a new species from Xizang, China

South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, PR China; Key Laboratory of Plant Resources Conservation & Sustainable Utilization, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, PR China
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Menglun, Mengla 666303, Yunnan, PR China
South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, PR China
South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, PR China
Foshan Lianyi Biotechnology Co., Ltd, Foshan 588225, PR China
South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, PR China
Amomum xizangense Medog County new species Zingiberaceae Monocots

Abstract

Amomum xizangense (Zingiberaceae), a new species from Xizang, China, is described and illustrated. It is similar to A. maximum and A. subcapitatum, but differs in having purple-red leaf sheath, purple-red or reddish-green petiole, lamina with purple-red midvein, persistent bracts and bracteoles, yellowish-white calyx, yellowish corolla, yellow anther with trilobed and yellow crest and globose fruit.

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