Discovering a new plant species from Vietnam
The new species differs from Pseudochirita guangxiensis by having leaves in whorls of three (vs. opposite in pairs), infundibuliform calyx tube (vs. campanulate to cupuliform), staminodes number (two vs. three), glabrous ovary (vs. glandular puberulent), glabrescent to glabrous style (vs. glandular puberulent) and longer capsule (5.5–7 cm long vs. 3–4.5 cm long).
The new species was discovered from Pu Luong-Cuc Phuong limestone mountain range in northern Vietnam. The result was published on Phytotaxa 489(2): 182-190 (2021).
Morphology of Pseudochirita trifoliata (Photos by Do Van Truong)
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