Magnolia rubriflora (Y.W. Law & R.Z. Zhou ex F.G. Wang, Q.W. Zeng, R.Z. Zhou & F.W. Xing) C.B. Callaghan & S.K. Png, Callaghan & Png, 2020

Callaghan, Christopher B. & Png, Siak K., 2020, Twenty-six additional new combinations in the Magnolia (Magnoliaceae) of China and Vietnam, PhytoKeys 146, pp. 1-35: 1

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.146.52114

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scientific name

Magnolia rubriflora (Y.W. Law & R.Z. Zhou ex F.G. Wang, Q.W. Zeng, R.Z. Zhou & F.W. Xing) C.B. Callaghan & S.K. Png
status

comb. nov.

Magnolia rubriflora (Y.W. Law & R.Z. Zhou ex F.G. Wang, Q.W. Zeng, R.Z. Zhou & F.W. Xing) C.B. Callaghan & S.K. Png   comb. nov.

Basionym.

Michelia rubriflora   Y.W. Law & R.Z. Zhou ex F.G. Wang et al., Pakistan J. Bot. 37(3): 559, fig. 1 (2005).

Chinese name.

红花含笑 meaning "red-flowered michelia"

Type.

CHINA. Hainan: Mount Jianfengling, 500-600 m, 31 October 2001, Zhou Ren-zhang 0265 (holotype: IBSC n.v.). Guangdong Province: Guangzhou, Magnolia   Garden of Guangdong Forest Research Institute, 8 October 2001, Zhou Ren-zhang 0265b (paratypes: IBSC!; P online image!).

Digital image of paratype specimen below accessed 19 March 2019:

paratype [P: P00852399]: http://mediaphoto.mnhn.fr/media/1445779250360OrFutLDauT0PI7UU

Michelia mediocris   Dandy. In: Xia et al. (2008: 85), p.p. quoad syn. Michelia rubriflora   Y.W. Law & R.Z. Zhou.

Note.

While Michelia rubriflora   is noted as a synonym of M. mediocris   in Flora of China ( Xia et al. 2008), the present authors agree with Wang and co-authors that Michelia rubriflora   can be more than sufficiently differentiated from M. mediocris   by the diagnostic features of these two species included in Table 1 View Table 1 of their paper ( Wang et al. 2005), to substantiate its species status. A more comprehensive analysis of their differentiating features is compiled in Table 7 View Table 7 below. Michelia rubriflora   also does not key out with the original validating description for M. subulifera   ( Dandy 1930:212), with which it shares synonymy under M. mediocris   in Flora of China. Evidently an independent species, Michelia rubriflora   is transferred in the present paper to the genus Magnolia   by reason of the past reduction of the remaining genera of subfamily Magnolioideae  to that genus.