Hemiboea lutea sp. nov. (Gesneriaceae) from Guangxi, China


Y.-G. Wei, Guangxi Inst. of Botany, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guilin, CN-541006 Guangxi, PR China. E-mail: weiyigang@yahoo.com.cn


Hemiboea lutea F. Wen, G. Y. Liang & Y. G. Wei, a new species in Gesneriaceae is described and illustrated from Guangxi, China. It differs from the similar species H. cavaleriei by having sessile or subsessile leaves, longer peduncles (6–10 cm), spheroidal or triangular-spheroidal subinvolucre, 5-divided calyx with lobes fused for 1/3 of their length, revolute and uncinate apex of calyx lobes, larger bright yellow corolla (5–7 cm long), longer staminodes with indistinctively uncinate anther and longer pistil (3.5–3.7 cm).