<i>Diospyros udaiyanii</i> (Ebenaceae), a new species from Western Ghats, India

Authors

  • P.S. Udayan Research Centre & P. G. Department of Botany, Sree Krishna College, Ariyannur 680102, Guruvayur, Thrissur, Kerala
  • A.V. Raghu Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), Peechi 680 653, Thrissur, Kerala
  • S. Noorunisa Begum Indian Institute of Ayurveda and Integretative Medicines (I-AIM); Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT); No. 74/2, Jarakabande Kaval, Attur 560 064, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • A.K. Pradeep Department of Botany, University of Calicut - 673635, Malappuram, Kerala

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v22i2.26069

Keywords:

Kakkayam, Ebenaceae, Diospyros, New species, Western Ghats

Abstract

Diospyros udaiyanii, a new species from Kakkayam forest of Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Ghats of Kerala, India is described and illustrated. It is closely allied to D. pilosiusculata G. Don. in its stunted habit, smaller, glabrous leaves and large broad 4 or 5 glabrous calyx lobes with long pedicel, the absence of tomentose hairs on twigs, petiole, pedicel, calyx and leaf margin.

Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 22(2): 83-86, 2015 (December)

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2015-12-28

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Udayan, P., Raghu, A., Begum, S. N., & Pradeep, A. (2015). <i>Diospyros udaiyanii</i> (Ebenaceae), a new species from Western Ghats, India. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 22(2), 83–86. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v22i2.26069

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