Vincetoxicum emeiense

Vincetoxicum emeiense is a new species of Vincetoxicum – a genus of plants in the family Apocynaceae having around 5,000 species, of which 70 are found in China. The new species was discovered in May last year in the evergreen forest in Mount Emei in China.

This newly discovered twining plant has different morphological characters when compared with other species of Vincetoxicum. Its characteristics are almost similar to Vincetoxicum hui and Vincetoxicum koi. Its unique features include glabrous stem, adaxially puberulent leaf shape and adaxially puberulent and orange purple corolla. Its conservation status is Data Deficit.


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