Magnolia caloptila (Y.W. Law & Y.F. Wu) C.B. Callaghan & S.K. Png, C. B. Callaghan & S. K. Png, 2020
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Michelia caloptila Y.W. Law & Y.F. Wu. In: Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin 4(2): 152, 154: fig. s.n. (1984).
美毛含笑 meaning "beautiful-haired michelia"
CHINA. Jiangxi Province: Zixi County, Nangang, Matoushan, 450 m, in woods, 17 September 1980, Jiangxi gong-da linxue-xi ( JXAU) 80069 (holotype: IBSC! + online image!; isotypes: LBG online images!).
Digital images of type specimens below accessed 19 March 2019:
holotype [ IBSC: 0003281]: http://www.docin.com/p-1050989203.html ( Sima 2011: 316, photo 2-58).
isotype [ LBG: 00004082]: http://www.cvh.ac.cn/spm/LBG/00004082
isotype [ LBG: 00004123]: http://www.cvh.ac.cn/spm/LBG/00004123
Michelia caloptila Y.W. Law & Y.F. Wu was listed as a dubious species in Chen and Nooteboom (1993: 1088), in which it was noted that specimens had not been seen. It was subsequently reduced to a synonym of Michelia fujianensis as noted above. It is recognised as a genuine species by Law et al. (1996: 189), Liu et al. (2004: 228), Deng and Yang (2015: 167), Yang et al. (2016: 237) and Sima (2011: 234), wherein M. caloptila is in Michelia subsection Micheliopsis , series Micheliopsis and M. fujianensis is in Michelia subsection Velutinae . Differences between the abaxial indumentum of the 9-16 cm long leaves of M. caloptila and of the 6-11 cm long leaves of M. fujianensis are illustrated in Plate 3-2E ( M. caloptila ) and Plate 3-3E ( M. fujianensis ) of Sima (2011: 325; 326). Further substantiation of the specific status of M. caloptila is evident from a comparison of its morphological features with those of M. fujianensis , as shown in Table 1 View Table 1 on the following page.
As a consequence of the above substantiation of the species status of Michelia caloptila , plus the past reduction to Magnolia of the remaining genera of subfamily Magnolioideae , Michelia caloptila is here transferred to Magnolia .
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