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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.207.3.9

Trichosanthes napoensis (Cucurbitaceae), a new species from Guangxi, China

DONG-XIN NONG, BAO-YOU HUANG, ZU-ZAI LAN, Dong mei Xie, LI-YING YU, lu qi huang

Abstract


A new species of the genus Trichosanthes (Cucurbitaceae), T. napoensis, is described and illustrated from Guangxi Province, western China. It is closely related to T. pedata Merr. & Chun, but it can be distinguished from the latter by having 3-fid tendrils, a fruit apex with a prominent protrusion, and oblong-elliptical seeds with a ridge at the margin.


Keywords


China, Cucurbitaceae, new species, Trichsanthes, Eudicots, China

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