Authors: Gong, Yan-Xiong; Ding, Hong-Bo; Yan, Xiang-Shuai; Wen, Fang; Tian, Yao-Hua; Tan, Yun-Hong
Publication: PhytoKeys
Year: 2022
Genera: Oreocharis

Oreocharis polyneura, a new species from southern Yunnan, China, is described and illustrated. It is morphologically similar to O. rhytidophylla by having more obvious lateral veins forming a crosslinked network on the adaxial surface of leaf blades, but can be distinguished by having more lateral veins (12–15 pairs vs. 7–9 pairs) of leaf blades, shorter corolla tubes (the length ratio of corolla tube to corolla lobes = 1.2–2.9 vs. 3.4–6) and shorter pistils (6–8 mm long vs. 27–30 mm long). In addition, a detailed morphological description, a photographic illustration, the distribution and phenology of the new species are presented.