Data from: Local habitat condition rather than geographic distance determines the genetic structure of Tamarix chinensis populations in Yellow River Delta, ChinaZhu Zhu, Luoyan Zhang, Lexuan Gao, Shaoqing Tang, Yao Zhao & Ji Yang
Understanding the extent of genetic diversity in natural populations and the correlations between population structure and environmental heterogeneity is of great importance to estimation of the potential for species to undergo rapid adaptive changes in response to environmental variation. In this study, we systematically sampled 800 individuals from 26 Tamarix chinensis populations distributed throughout the Yellow River Delta (YRD) region in China, where a mosaic of habitat patches varying in soil salinity was detected. By...
Data from: Odontochilus napoensis sp. nov. (Orchidoideae: Orchidaceae) from southwestern Guangxi, ChinaHuan Tang, Hui-Zhe Feng & Yun-Feng Huang
Odontochilus napoensis, a new species from southwestern Guangxi, China, is described and illustrated. It is close to Odontochilus inabae (Hayata) T. P. Lin, but can be distinguished by its glabrous ovary, solitary flower, and 2.0–3.5 mm long filaments of flanges. It is also similar to O. nanlingensis (L. P. Siu & K. Y. Lang) Ormerod, but differs by the solitary, not resupinate flower, and light greenish–brown lateral sepals.