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A New Species of Salvia from Yunnan, China

A New Species of Salvia from Yunnan, China

New Species, Plants March 21, 2016 at 4:32 pm

A new species of Salvia (Lamiaceae) has been found growing locally in forest margins and alpine meadows in Shangri-La County in northwestern Yunnan, China, described as Salvia lagochila and referred to S. subgen. Salvia sect. Eurysphace subsect. Perennes, but it differs from other related species by having hastate-triangular leaves and bi-partite upper corolla lip, as well as in the micromorphology and anatomy of nutlets and leaves.

A new species of Disporum from China-Vietnam border.

A new species of Disporum from China-Vietnam border.

New Species, Plants March 21, 2016 at 4:23 pm

A new species of Disporum (Colchichaceae) has been found growing at limestone peaks in evergreen broad-leaved forest along the Chineese border to Vietnam, southwestern Guangxi, China, and is here described as Disporum sinovietnamicum. This beautyful novelity resemble D. jinfoshanense, but is a taller plant with more numerous leaves and sheaths, larger and glabrous tepals, more numerous stamens, and it produces oval berries.”  Nordic Journal of Botany, Facebook

A new species of the genus Amolops from southeastern Tibet

A new species of the genus Amolops from southeastern Tibet

Amphibians, New Species February 4, 2016 at 12:12 pm

A new species of the genus Amolops (Amphibia: Ranidae) from southeastern Tibet, China

Smallest species of frogs in China assigned to new clade

Smallest species of frogs in China assigned to new clade

Amphibians, New Species January 29, 2016 at 10:21 pm

Scientists from Kunming Institute of Zoology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences confirmed the discovery of the rare frog that can breed without the help of water, as well as new species of reptiles on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.  The smallest frogs known to reside in China, an adult Liurana frog is 3-cm long at most, while a Liurana medogensis is less than 2 cm. The frogs live around moss in forests over 3,000 meters above sea level.  

New species of bird discovered in India, revealed by its song

New species of bird discovered in India, revealed by its song

Birds, New Species January 22, 2016 at 3:10 pm

A new species of bird has been described in north-eastern India and adjacent parts of China.  During fieldwork in the mountains, researchers noticed that thrushes in the forests sang much more musically than those on the rocky peaks. They then discovered physical and genetic differences as well, and have now declared the known “plain-backed thrush” to be two distinct species.  The mountain-dwelling variety has been re-christened the “alpine thrush”.     The Himalayan Forest Thrush Zoothera salimalii, Dulongjiang, Yunnan province, China, June 2014. Credit: Photo: Per Alström