Transference of Cynanchum matsumurae T. Yamaz. to Tylophora (Asclepiadaceae)

Tadashi Yamashiro, Yoichi Tateishi, Tetsuo Denda, Masatsugu Yokota, Masayuki Maki

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We conducted a morphological re-examination of Vincetoxicum matsumurae (T.Yamaz.) H.Ohashi (= Cynanchum matsumurae T. Yamaz.) and Tylophora tanakae Maxim. Corona and pollinarium of V. matsumurae agreed with those of Tylophora. Thus, we propose a new combination Tylophora matsumurae. (T.Yamaz.) T. Yamash. & Tateishi. Although T. matsumurae resembles T. tanakae, the former is distinguished from the latter in having oblong corolla-lobes, shorter inflorescence-rachis, narrower fruits and smaller seeds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-354
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Japanese Botany
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec


  • Cynanchum matsumurae
  • New combination
  • Ryukyus
  • Tylophora tanakae
  • Vincetoxicum matsumurae


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