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Published: 2022-06-21

Nymphanthus calcicola (Phyllanthaceae)—a new species from Southeast Chongqing, China

College of Forestry and Landscape Architecture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, P. R. China
Chongqing Three Gorges Medical College, 404120, Wanzhou, Chongqing, China
Chongqing Three Gorges Medical College, 404120, Wanzhou, Chongqing, China
Chongqing Three Gorges Medical College, 404120, Wanzhou, Chongqing, China
China Nymphanthus Phyllanthaceae Phyllantheae taxonomy Eudicots

Abstract

Nymphanthus calcicola, a new species from Pengshui county of Chongqing, China, is described. The new species is similar to N. bodinieri (Lévl.) R.W. Bouman in morphology, but differs from the latter by its cylindrical and twisting branchlets, elliptic or lanceolate leaves that are acuminate or acute at apex and broadly cuneate to slightly round at base, inconspicuous midrib of leaf blades adaxially, triangular-subulate stipules, larger flowers (female flowers 6.5–8.0 mm in diameter and male flowers 5.5–6.5 mm in diameter), longer pedicels of male flowers (10–20 mm long), depressed globose ovary, deeply bifid stigmas and obscurely grooved fruits.

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