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Li F.-W.,University of California at Berkeley | Li F.-W.,Duke University | Kuo L.-Y.,National Taiwan University | Chang Y.-H.,Taiwan Forestry Research Institute | And 7 more authors.
Systematic Botany

We describe and illustrate a new species, Asplenium pifongia., currently known only from Taiwan. Although superficially similar to A. monanthe., this species is a sexual diploid and has little perforation on its spore surfaces. Phylogenetic analyses demonstrate that A. pifongia. is not closely related to A. monanthe., and is instead sister to the A. normal. complex. Asplenium pifongia. differs from A. normal. in having sori mostly only on, and parallel to, the basiscopic side of pinnae, a common feature in A. monanthes. © 2016 by the American Society of Plant Taxonomists. Source

Chang H.-M.,Endemic Species Research Institute | Lu P.-F.,Taiwan Society of Plant Systematics | Hsu T.-C.,Taiwan Forestry Research Institute | Chiou W.-L.,Taiwan Forestry Research Institute
Blumea: Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Plant Geography

Selaginella devolii sp. nov. is described from four populations located in central and southern Taiwan. It is an annual prostrate lycophyte, growing on moist rocky slopes. Its diagnostic characteristics include its small size, tiny broadly ovate trophophylls, complanate strobili, and sporangia which are only formed at the ventral sporophylls. Notes on taxonomy and distribution and a line illustration are provided. © 2011 Nationaal Herbarium Nederland. Source

Hsieh S.-I.,National Taichung Agricultural Senior High School | Hsieh S.-I.,National Pingtung University of Science and Technology | Leou C.-S.,National Taiwan University | Yu S.-K.,Taiwan Society of Plant Systematics | And 2 more authors.
Annales Botanici Fennici

Aphyllorchis rotundatipetala C.S. Leou, S.K. Yu & C.T. Lee, a new species of Orchidaceae discovered in Taiwan, is described and illustrated. It is related to A. montana and A. simplex. The distinguishing characters of A. rotundatipetala are peloric and yellow flowers, obtuse apex of petals and lip, pinnate veins at the lip's top, and entire apex of the rostellum. © 2013 Finnish Zoological and Botanical Publishing Board. Source

Tsai C.-C.,Kaohsiung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station | Wu P.Y.,National Cheng Kung University | Kuo C.C.,Meiho University | Huang M.C.,National Sun Yat - sen University | And 4 more authors.
Botanical Studies

Background: Gastrodia flabilabella is a mycoheterotrophic orchid that obtains carbohydrates and nutrients from its symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi. The species is an endemic and vulnerable species enlisted in the “A Preliminary Red List of Taiwanese Vascular Plants” according to the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria Version 3.1. G. flabilabella dwells the underground of broadleaf and coniferous forest with richness litter. Based on herbarium records, this species is distributed in central Taiwan. Twenty eight microsatellite loci were developed in G. flabilabella and were tested for cross-species amplification in additional taxa of G. confusoides, G. elata, and G. javanica. We estimated the genetic variation that is valuable for conservation management and the development of the molecular identification system for G. elata, a traditional Chinese medicine herb. Results: Microsatellite primer sets were developed from G. flabilabella using the modified AFLP and magnetic bead enrichment method. In total, 257 microsatellite loci were obtained from a magnetic bead enrichment SSR library. Of the 28 microsatellite loci, 16 were polymorphic, in which the number of alleles ranged from 2 to 15, with the observed heterozygosity ranging from 0.02 to 1.00. In total, 15, 13, and 7 of the loci were found to be interspecifically amplifiable to G. confusoides, G. elata, and G. javanica, respectively. Conclusions: Amplifiable and transferable microsatellite loci are potentially useful for future studies in investigating intraspecific genetic variation, reconstructing phylogeographic patterns among closely related species, and establishing the standard operating system of molecular identification in Gastrodia. © 2014 Tsai et al. Source

Hu A.-Q.,Taiwan Society of Plant Systematics | Su M.-H.,Chinese Culture University | Chang H.-M.,Endemic Species Research Institute | Wang J.-C.,National Taiwan Normal University
Taiwan Journal of Forest Science

Eria gagnepainii A. D. Hawkes & A. H. Heller, a newly recorded orchid from southeastern Taiwan, is described. The distribution, photos, and a line illustration are also provided. Eria gagnepainii can be distinguished from 2 other congeners found in Taiwan by its longer and slenderer pseudobulbs. Source

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