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Primulina tsoongii sp. nov. (Gesneriaceae) from a limestone area in north Guangxi, China


F. Wen, Guangxi Inst. of Botany, Yanshan Town, Guilin, CN-541006, PR China. Gesneriaceae Conservation Center of China, no. 85, Yanshan Town, Guilin, CN-541006 PR China. E-mail:


Primulina tsoongii sp. nov. (Gesneriaceae) is described and illustrated here. This new species resembles P. hochiensis and P. hochiensis var. rosulata, but is easily distinguished by its sparsely hirsute mature leaves, narrow bracts (only 0.4–0.5 in diameter) and undivided yellowish ligulate stigma with dense elongate papillae.