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Cardamine hongdeyuana (Brassicaceae), a new species from Xizang, China


Cardamine hongdeyuana, a Tibetan endemic, is described and illustrated. Its distinguishing characters from the nearest relative C. yunnanensis are discussed. A brief note of the diversity of Cardamine in China is given.

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I am profoundly grateful to Professor Hong De-yuan for his support during my recent visit to the Chinese National Herbarium (PE), to Dr Sa Ren and Ban Qin (PE) for their help during that visit, and to Mr Shu Yumin (BJFC) for taking the close-ups of leaf images in Fig. 2.

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Al-Shehbaz, I.A. Cardamine hongdeyuana (Brassicaceae), a new species from Xizang, China. Kew Bull 70, 3 (2015).

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Key Words

  • Cruciferae
  • new mustard
  • Tibet