Title: Prunus sunhangii: A new species of Prunus from central China
First Author: Zhang, Xiaoshuang
A new species of Rosaceae from Central China, Prunus sunhangii D. G. Zhang & T. Deng, sp. nov., is described and illustrated. The new species is placed in Prunus subgenus Cerasus by flower and fruit characteristics. It is most similar to Prunus cerasoides, but differs by having longitudinally 2-lobed apical petals, an acuminate leaf apex, 17-25 stamens, white petals, dark black drupes, brown hypanthium, and different phenology. The phylogenetic placement of this species was assessed based on morphological and molecular data. Molecular analysis (cpDNA thorn ITS) corroborated its placement in subgenus Cerasus, specifically Prunus section Serrula. Copyright (C) 2019 Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Publishing services by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of KeAi Communications Co., Ltd.
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Page Number: 19-25
Issue: 1
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PubYear: 2019
Volume: 41
Publication Name: PLANT DIVERSITY
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