Blumea hunanensis (Asteraceae: Inuleae), a new species from Hunan, China


A new species of Blumea DC. (Asteraceae: Inuleae) from Hunan Province, Central China, B. hunanensis L.D.Duan & Yun Lin, is described, illustrated and photographed. The new species is morphologically similar to B. hieraciifolia (Spreng.) DC., but differs from the latter in having two pseudostipules per stem node, leaf blade 13 – 26 cm long, 4 – 9 cm wide, veins 9 – 14 pairs, capitula pedunculate, peduncle 1.0 – 2.4 cm long, outer phyllaries recurved, and corolla lobes glabrous.

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We thank the curators of herbaria, namely CSFI, GZAC, HGAS, HIB, HNNU, HUCM, HUF, HUFD, HUSY, IBK, IBSC, JIU, KUN, LBG, NAS, NYA, PE and WH for the loan of specimens or for permission to examine specimens. We sincerely thank two reviewers for the English revision and for their valuable comments on our manuscript. This work was supported by the project of the Education Department in Hunan Province (grant numbers 16A194), and by the National Specimen Information Infrastructure (grant numbers 2005DKA21400 and 2005DKA21401).

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Duan, LD., Lin, Y., Yang, ZR. et al. Blumea hunanensis (Asteraceae: Inuleae), a new species from Hunan, China. Kew Bull 75, 9 (2020).

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Key Words

  • Compositae
  • herbaria
  • pseudostipule
  • taxonomy
  • vulnerable