Pavetta hongkongensis

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Pavetta hongkongensis


Taxonavigation: Gentianales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Rubiaceae
Subfamilia: Dialypetalanthoideae
Tribus: Pavetteae
Genus: Pavetta
Species: Pavetta hongkongensis



Pavetta hongkongensis Bremek., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 37: 104 (1934)


  • Heterotypic
    • Tarenna kwangsiensis Hand.-Mazz., Sinensis 5: 14 (1934); not accepted by Govaerts (2003), Chen & Taylor (2011) [cited as Pavetta hongkongensis]

Misapplied names

  • Pavetta indica auct. non L.: F.B.Forbes & Hemsl., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 23: 386 (1888); G.W. Groff, Ding & E.H. Groff, Lingnaam Agric. Rev. 3: 25 (1925); Merr., Lingnan Sci. J. 5: 175 (1927); Tanaka & Odash., J. Soc. Trop. Agric. 10(4): 383 (1938)
    • Note: vide Bremekamp (1934), Masamune (1944: 321).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: China
      • China South-Central (Yunnan), Hainan, China Southeast (Guangdong, Guangxi, Hong Kong)
  • Continental: Asia-Tropical

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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Vernacular names

日本語: キダチハナカンザシ (Masamune 1944)
Tiếng Việt: Dọt Sành Hồng Kông
中文(繁體): 香港大沙葉
中文: 香港大沙叶
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