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Taxonomic notes on Alpinia brevis and A. bambusifolia (Zingiberaceae)

State Key Laboratory of Plant Diversity and Specialty Crops/Key Laboratory of Plant Resources Conservation and Sustainable Utilization, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 510650, Guangzhou, China, South China National Botanical Garden, 510650, Guangzhou, China, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering, 510225, Guangzhou, China
State Key Laboratory of Plant Diversity and Specialty Crops/Key Laboratory of Plant Resources Conservation and Sustainable Utilization, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 510650, Guangzhou, China, South China National Botanical Garden, 510650, Guangzhou, China
State Key Laboratory of Plant Diversity and Specialty Crops/Key Laboratory of Plant Resources Conservation and Sustainable Utilization, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 510650, Guangzhou, China, South China National Botanical Garden, 510650, Guangzhou, China
Chongqing Three Gorges Medical College, 404120, Wanzhou, Chongqing, China
State Key Laboratory of Plant Diversity and Specialty Crops/Key Laboratory of Plant Resources Conservation and Sustainable Utilization, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 510650, Guangzhou, China, South China National Botanical Garden, 510650, Guangzhou, China
Alpinia nanchuanensis morphology taxonomy lectotypification misidentification Monocots

Abstract

The identities and nomenclature histories of two endemic gingers from China, viz. Alpinia brevis and A. bambusifolia, are reviewed. Alpinia brevis was previously thought to be a widespread species, distributed in Hainan, Guangxi and Yunnan, while A. bambusifolia was known to be endemic to Guangxi. Nevertheless, the results in this study suggest that the collections from Guangxi and Yunnan were misidentified as A. brevis, those of which from Guangxi should belong to A. jianganfeng or Globba aff. racemosa, while those from Yunnan should belong to A. bambusifolia. The treatment that A. nanchuanensis is a synonym of A. bambusifolia is supported by our studies. After this revision, A. brevis is restricted to Hainan, while A. bambusifolia occurs in Chongqing, Guangxi, Guizhou and Yunnan, China. Lectotype is designated for A. nanchuanensis here.

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