Novelties in the family Acanthaceae from South Western Ghats, India

TitleNovelties in the family Acanthaceae from South Western Ghats, India
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMathew J, Yohannan R, Salim P.M., George K.V.
JournalANNALS OF PLANT SCIENCES
Start Page1499
End page1503
Date Published2017
ISSNISSN: 2287-688X
KeywordsAcanthaceae, Hygrophila auriculata, Strobilanthes philipmathewiana
Abstract

Within the context of the floristic study of the family Acanthaceae from south Western Ghats, one new species, Strobilanthes philipmathewiana J.Mathew & Yohannan is described. In addition, a new combination, Hygrophila auriculata (K.Schum.) Heine var. alba (Parmar) P.M.Salim, J.Mathew & Yohannan, and substantiate the occurrence of Asystasia variabilis (Nees) Trimen in India are made here. Their taxonomic description, morphological differences to their allied taxa and colour photographs are provided to facilitate easy identification in the field.

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