Taxonomic identity of <i>Theriophonum danielii</i> and <i>T. manickamii</i> (Araceae)

  • M. Sivadasan Department of Botany and Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University, P. B. No. 2455, Riyadh 11451
  • V. Abdul Jaleel Department of Post-graduate Studies and Research in Botany, Sir Syed College, Taliparamba, Kannur 670 142, Kerala
  • Ahmed H. Alfarhan Department of Botany and Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University, P. B. No. 2455, Riyadh 11451
  • P. Lakshminarasimhan Central National Herbarium, Botanical Survey of India, Botanic Garden P. O., Howrah 711 103
Keywords: Aroideae, New synonymy, Endemic, India, Sri Lanka

Abstract

The genus Theriophonum (Araceae), represented by seasonally dormant tuberous perennials is endemic to India and Sri Lanka. Critical taxonomic appraisal of the constituent species supports existence of only five species, viz. T. dalzellii, T. fischeri, T. infaustum, T. minutum and T. sivaganganum, and all are with restricted distribution in India. Theriophonum minutum is the only species with extended distribution in Sri Lanka. The recently described T. danielii and T. manickamii are considered here as conspecific with T. infaustum and T. fischeri, respectively.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v21i1.19269

Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 21(1): 63-70, 2014 (June)

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Sivadasan, M., Jaleel, V., Alfarhan, A., & Lakshminarasimhan, P. (2014). Taxonomic identity of <i>Theriophonum danielii</i> and <i>T. manickamii</i&gt; (Araceae). Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 21(1), 63-70. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v21i1.19269
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