TITLE Campanula gansuensis (Campanulaceae), a new species from China, and its systematic position
AUTHOR Lan-Zhou Wang
Department of Biology, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070, Gansu, China
De-Yuan Hong
Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica, Beijing 100044, China
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ABSTRACT In this paper, a new species of Campanula, C. gansuensis L.Z. Wang et D.Y. Hong from Gansu is described and illustrated. According to an analysis of the distribution and main characters of 21 taxa of Campanula indigenous to China, C. gansuensis is a distinct species in sect. Campanula. Based on the reflexed appendage in each sinus of the calyx, it is somewhat similar to C. punctata Lam. and C. sibirica L., but differs in its annual habit and small green corolla. It is very rare and only found in Mayanhe, a village in the mountains of Hui Xian, in the West Qinling mountains of Gansu province, at ca. 1,100 m elevation. A key is provided to aid in the identification of the 22 taxa of Campanula in China.
KEYWORD Campanula gansuensis; Campanulaceae; China; New species; West Qinling mountain;
ARTICLE INFO Botanical Bulletin of Academia Sinica, Volume 41 Number 2 April 2000, page 159-163, 5 pages
PUBLISHER Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China