15Nov 2017

A NEW REMARKABLE SPECIES OF DIMERIA R. Br. (POACEAE, PANICOIDEAE, ANDROPOGONEAE) FROM THE LATERITIC PLATEAUS OF NORTHERN KERALA, INDIA.

  • Department of Botany, Government College, Kasaragod, Vidyanagar P.O., Kasaragod ? 671123, Kerala, India.
  • Department of Botany, Government Brennan College Thalassery, Dharmadam P.O., Kannur ? 670106, Kerala, India.
  • Department of Botany, St. Thomas College, Pala, Arunapuram P.O, Pala ? 686574, Kerala, India.
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A new species Dimeria kalliadense, collected from the lateritic plateau of Northern Kerala, India is described and illustrated. This new species is similar to Dimeria keralae in having intertwining racemes, oblique tip of the pedicel, long callus and callus hairs, upper glumes with round and echinate dorsal surface, but differs in having two sub-equal racemes, long pedicel, larger and distantly arranged spikelets, aristate upper glumes, acuminate lower glume, very long and hairy column of awns, lower lemma with dorsal keel and larger vinaceous anthers.


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[P. Biju, E. J. Josekutty and JomyAugustine. (2017); A NEW REMARKABLE SPECIES OF DIMERIA R. Br. (POACEAE, PANICOIDEAE, ANDROPOGONEAE) FROM THE LATERITIC PLATEAUS OF NORTHERN KERALA, INDIA. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (11). 705-711] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


Biju P
Assistant Professor Department of Botany Government College, Kasaragod Kerala, India.

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