A new species of Gesneriaceae, Oreocharis argentifolia Lei Cai & Z.L.Dao from Mengzi City, Yunnan Province, China, is described and illustrated. The new species is morphologically most similar to O. panzhouensis Lei Cai, Y.Guo & F.Wen in plant habit, number of stigma lobes and stamens, and the shape of the calyx, but differs in the shape of the leaf blade, indumentum, shape and color of corolla and the adnate position of the filaments. A detailed description, color photographs, distribution and habitat, as well as its morphological relationship with relevant similar species are also provided.
Oreocharis argentifolia (Gesneriaceae), a new species from the karst region in southeastern Yunnan, China
Publication: Nordic Journal of Botany