<i>Sonerila gadgiliana</i>, a new scapigerous species of Melastomataceae from India

  • M.K. Ratheesh Narayanan Department of Botany, Payyanur College, Edat P.O., Kannur 670 327, Kerala
  • M. Sivadasan Department of Botany & Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451
  • C.N. Sunil Department of Botany, S.N.M .College, Maliankara P.O., Ernakulam 683 516, Kerala
  • M.K. Nandakumar M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Puthoorvayal P.O., Wayanad 673 121, Kerala
  • T. Shaju Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Palode P.O., Thiruvananthapuram 695 562, Kerala
  • A.H. Alfarhan Department of Botany & Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451
  • A.S.M. Amal Tamimi Department of Biology, College of Science, Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University, P.O. Box 87991, Riyadh 11652
Keywords: Melastomatoideae, New species, Sonerileae.

Abstract

Sonerila gadgiliana, a new species collected from high altitude moss-covered dripping rocks of grassland-shola margins in Wayanad district, Kerala, India is described and illustrated. The species resembles S. raghaviana Ratheesh et al., S. rotundifolia Bedd. and S. veldkampiana Ratheesh et al., but differs from leaf, inflorescence, peduncle, hypanthium, petal, anther, capsule and seed characteristics.

Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 22(1): 915, 2015 (June)

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2015-06-25
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Narayanan, M., Sivadasan, M., Sunil, C., Nandakumar, M., Shaju, T., Alfarhan, A., & Tamimi, A. (2015). <i>Sonerila gadgiliana</i&gt;, a new scapigerous species of Melastomataceae from India. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 22(1), 9-15. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v22i1.23861
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