A new species of <i>Arundinella</i> Raddi (Poaceae) from the Western Ghats, India

  • C. N. Sunil Department of Botany, S.N.M. College, Maliankara P.O., Ernakulam?683 516, Kerala
  • M.K. Ratheesh Narayanan Department of Botany, Payyanur College, Edat P.O., Payyanur, Kannur?670 327, Kerala
  • Prajeesh Parameswaran M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Puthoorvayal P.O., Kalpetta, Wayanad?673 121, Kerala
  • M. Sivadasan Department of Botany & Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh? 11451
  • A. H. Alfarhan Department of Botany & Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh? 11451
Keywords: <i>Arundinella thirunelliensis</i>, New species, India, Kerala, Wayanad, Western Ghats

Abstract

Arundinella thirunelliensis (Poaceae), a new species from the Western Ghats in Kerala, India is described and illustrated. It closely resembles A. nepalensis but differs by being a rheophyte with large culms, glabrous culm nodes, leaf sheath and peduncles, effuse panicles with highly branched drooping branches, large, 3-nerved, deeply bifid smooth lemma with short twisted column of awn, and the lower glume distinctly shorter than the lower lemma.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v21i2.21354

Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 21(2): 153-157, 2014 (December)

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Sunil, C., Narayanan, M., Parameswaran, P., Sivadasan, M., & Alfarhan, A. (2014). A new species of <i>Arundinella</i&gt; Raddi (Poaceae) from the Western Ghats, India. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 21(2), 153-157. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v21i2.21354
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