ARPHA Preprints, doi: 10.3897/arphapreprints.e77613
Lilium shenxianjui (Liliaceae), a new species from central Zhejiang, East China
expand article infoYue-Liang Xu, Zhi-Ming Zhu§, Lu Yi-Fei
‡ Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, Hangzhou, China§ Government Office of Xianju County, Xianju, China
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Lilium shenxianjui Y.L.Xu & Y.F.Lu, a new species of Liliaceae from Zhejiang, East China, is described with illustrations. The new species is morphologically similar to L. concolor and L. bakerianum in having campanulate flowers and converging stamens, but differs from the former in having stems dark purple (vs. green, rarely base purple), leaf blades densely papillose at margin and abaxial mid-ribs (vs. glabrous), pedicle base with 2 bracts (vs. solitary), flowers red-orange, 4–10 in a short raceme (vs. dark red, 1–5 in a raceme or sub-umbel), tepals 4.8–6 cm long, 0.8–1.5 cm wide (vs. 2.2–4 cm long, 4–7 mm wide), nectars glabrous at margin (vs. papillose at margin), anthers lunate, ca. 1 cm long (vs. long-oblong, ca. 7 mm long), styles ±2 as long as ovaries (vs. slightly shorter). It differs from Lilium bakerianum in having pedicle base with 2 bracts (vs. solitary), flowers 4–10, red-orange, unspotted (vs. flowers 1–3, white, purple-red spotted), tepals 4.8–6 cm long, 0.8–1.5 cm wide (vs. 6.5–8 cm long, 1.4–2.3 cm wide), ovaries 8–10 mm long (vs. 1.7–2 cm long).
Liliaceae, Lilium shenxianjui, new species, Zhejiang of E. China