Taxonomic notes on Scutellaria taipeiensis (Lamiaceae) from morphological and molecular data

Chien Ti Chao*, Bing Hong Huang, Jui Tse Chang, Pei Chun Liao

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


The genus Scutellaria comprises eight species distributed from 50 to 2000 m in Taiwan. Amongst them, S. barbata and S. taipeiensis are very similar on the basis of morphological and plastid DNA sequence information. Therefore, a comprehensive study of the taxonomic status of S. taipeiensis is necessary. We reviewed the herbarium sheets, related literature and protologues and compared morphologies of these two species, as well as their phylogenetic relationships. All evidence, including the diagnostic characters between S. taipeiensis and S. barbata, suggest that they belonged to a single species rather than two. As a result, S. taipeiensis is treated as a synonym of S. barbata.

Original languageEnglish
Article number48578
Pages (from-to)33-45
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Lamiaceae
  • Plant taxonomy
  • Scutellarioideae
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science


Dive into the research topics of 'Taxonomic notes on Scutellaria taipeiensis (Lamiaceae) from morphological and molecular data'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this