A new species of <i>Hydrocotyle</i> L. (Araliaceae) from India

Authors

  • S. Karuppusamy Department of Botany, The Madura College, Madurai-625011, Tamil Nadu
  • M. Ajmal Ali Department of Botany and Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh-11451
  • K. M. Rajasekaran Department of Botany, The Madura College, Madurai-625011, Tamil Nadu
  • Joongku Lee International Biological Material Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Daejeon-305806
  • Soo-Yong Kim International Biological Material Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Daejeon-305806
  • Arun K. Pandey Department of Botany, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
  • Fahad M.A. Al-Hemaid Department of Botany and Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh-11451

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v21i2.21356

Keywords:

<i>Hydrocotyle kollimalayensis</i>, India, ITS, New species, nrDNA

Abstract

Hydrocotyle kollimalayensis, a new species is described and illustrated from Kolli hills of South Eastern Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India. The new species is morphologically closer to H. sibthorpioides, but differs from the latter by its filiform stem, glabrous peduncle, shorter petiole and narrower flowers. The most prominent features of the new species Hydrocotyle kollimalayensis are: stem filiform with silky setaceous hairs; leaves sparsely hirsute above and dense below, 5-lobed; flowers 6-12 per inflorescence with glabrous peduncle; and fruits ellipsoidal with 3 obscure ribs. A key to distinguish the new species from other Hydrocotyle species of Tamil Nadu, India is provided. We also inferred the relationship of H. kollimalayensis with allied species using molecular phylogenetic analyses based on nrDNA ITS sequence data.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v21i2.21356

Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 21(2): 167-173, 2014 (December)

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2014-12-29

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Karuppusamy, S., Ali, M. A., Rajasekaran, K. M., Lee, J., Kim, S.-Y., Pandey, A. K., & Al-Hemaid, F. M. (2014). A new species of <i>Hydrocotyle</i> L. (Araliaceae) from India. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 21(2), 167–173. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v21i2.21356

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