30Jun 2014

Lasianthus idukkianus sp. nov. (Rubiaceae): A new species from the southern Western Ghats, India

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Lasianthus idukkianus E.S.S. Kumar et Roy, a new species in Rubiaceae from Idukki district in Kerala, India is described and illustrated. The new species resembles to L. acuminatus and L. parvifolius but differs from these species mainly by the large shrubs or treelets habit, elliptic leaves with shortly acute-acuminate apex, broadly ovate bracts, 5-toothed calyx lobes, 2-celled ovary, obovoid fruits with 2 pyrenes at maturity. It is named after the district of its type locality, Idukki.


[E.S. Santhosh Kumar, P.E. Roy and S.M. Shareef (2014); Lasianthus idukkianus sp. nov. (Rubiaceae): A new species from the southern Western Ghats, India Int. J. of Adv. Res. 2 (6). 0] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


E.S. Santhosh Kumar


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