By examination of Calligonum pumilum A. Los. and Calligonum ruoqiangense Liou f., collected from natural habitats, and the analysis of their variance, this paper revealed that the morphological char-acters of these specimens are quite different from each other, especially in the twist direction of ribs on fruits, rows of bristles along each rib, rigidity, interweaving degree of bristles, and their geographical distribution. Therefore, it is suggested that C. pumilum and C. ruoqiangense should be considered as two independent species.
Calligonum pumilum; Calligonum ruoqiangense; classification; desert; Xinjiang
FENG, Ying; PAN, BoRong; and SHEN, GuanMian
"Revision of two species of Calligonum from thedesert of Xinjiang, Northwestern China,"
Journal of Arid Land: Vol. 2
, Article 10.
Available at: https://egijournals.researchcommons.org/journal-of-arid-land/vol2/iss3/10