<i>Phalaenopsis arunachalensis</i>, a Little Known Species of <i>Phalaenopsis </i>in China
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Chinese Journal of Tropical Crops ›› 2023, Vol. 44 ›› Issue (11): 2196-2198.DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1000-2561.2023.11.007

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Phalaenopsis arunachalensis, a Little Known Species of Phalaenopsis in China

DONG Xu1,2, XU Shisong1,3,4,5, YANG Hubiao1,3,4,5, WANG Qinglong1,3,4,5, YUAN Langxing1,3,4,5, LIU Zhen6, WANG Zhunian1,3,4,5, YANG Guangsui1,3,4,5, YIN Junmei1,3,4,5, WANG Jiabao1,3,4,5, HUANG Mingzhong1,3,4,5,*()   

  1. 1. Tropical Crops Genetic Resources Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Haikou, Hainan 571101, China
    2. School of Horticulture, Hainan University, Haikou, Hainan 570228, China
    3. Key Laboratory of Crop Gene Resources and Germplasm Enhancement in Southern China, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Danzhou, Hainan 571737, China
    4. Hainan Engineering Technology Research Center of Tropical Ornamental Plant Germplasm Innovation and Utilization, Danzhou, Hainan 571737, China
    5. Key Laboratory of Tropical Crops Germplasm Resources Genetic Improvement and Innovation of Hainan Province, Haikou, Hainan 570228, China
    6. Medog Forestry and Grassland Bureau, Linzhi, Tibet 860700, China
  • Received:2023-07-25 Revised:2023-09-13 Online:2023-11-25 Published:2023-12-08
  • Contact: *HUANG Mingzhong,E-mail:hmz121@foxmail.com


Phalaenopsis arunachalensis K. Gogoi & Rinya is reported as a little known species from Medog, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. The detailed morphological descriptions and photos are also provided. This species is similar to P. honghenensis F. Y. Liu, P. wilsonii Rolfe and P. taenialis (Lindl.) Christenson & Pradhan. However, this species has a minutely spurred that bends down, the free part of lateral lobes which are less than half length of the mid-lobe, and dagger-like of lateral lobes ends, which can distinguish from other species.

Key words: Phalaenopsis, plant taxonomy, Tibet

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