31Oct 2014

Cinnamomum agasthyamalayanum sp. nov. (Lauraceae) from Kerala, India

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Cinnamomum agasthyamalayanum Robi, Sujanapal & Udayan a new species of Cinnamomum Schaeff. from Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram district in Kerala, India is described and illustrated. The new species resembles with Cinnamomum dubium Nees in its leaves and inflorescence, but differs in having inner bark and leaves with strong odor of camphor, chartaceous to thinly coriaceous glabrous leaves with acute or cuneate base; 5–10 cm long inflorescence and inner whorl of stamens with 2-locular anther lobes.


[A. J. Robi, P. Sujanapal & P. S. Udayan (2014); Cinnamomum agasthyamalayanum sp. nov. (Lauraceae) from Kerala, India Int. J. of Adv. Res. 2 (10). 0] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


Robi A.J.


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