BEIJING, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Chinese researchers have discovered a new species of Cucurbitaceae in central China's Hubei Province, according to the Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The new species, Hemsleya revoluta, has a revolute, yellow-green, globose corolla completely enveloping the calyx and ovary, and smooth seed margins.
The researchers identified it as a new species through extensive field research and comparison, taxonomic literature research and specimens studies.
The discovery of the new species plays a positive role in advancing the systematic and medicinal botany research of the Hemsleya family, said Li Xinwei, associate researcher of the Garden. ■