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Malleola tibetica sp. nov. (Aeridinae, Orchidaceae) from Tibet, China

Authors


X.-H. Jin, Herbarium, Inst. of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanxincun 20, Xiangshan, CN-100093 Beijing, PR China. E-mail: xiaohuajin@ibcas.ac.cn

Abstract

Malleola tibetica, a new species from southeastern tropical Tibet, China, is described and illustrated. Morphologically, the new species is closely related to M. dentifera, but differs from it by having uniformly green leaves, flowers with entire lateral lobes of the lip and a basally thickened mid-lobe, and a column that is densely cristaline-papillose adaxially.

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