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Taxonomic notes on Chinese Lilium L. (Liliaceae) with proposal of three nomenclatural revisions

Yun-Dong Gao, Xin-Fen Gao


In this revision, we treat Lilium wenshanense L.J. Peng & F.X. Li, L. jinfushanense L.J. Peng & B.N. Wang and L. huidongense J.M. Xu from China as synonyms of L. brownii F.E. Brown ex Miellez, L. taliense Franchet and L. lijiangense L.J. Peng, respectively. We justify the synonymy by demonstrating the existence of continuous morphological variation, which we observed in the field and among herbarium specimens. 


Hengduan Mountains, Lilium, taxonomic revision, synonym

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