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Typification of Ardisia blatteri (Primulaceae)

RIJUPALIKA ROY, ANIRBAN ROY, ARABINDA PRAMANIK

Abstract


Ardisia blatteri Gamble (1921: 121) is endemic to India and occurs in the southern part of Western Ghats (Dhanasekaran et al. 2016). This species has been considered as ‘Endangered’ in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN 2016). The plants are rich in chemical constituents like alkaloids, tannins, saponins, anthraquinones, phenols, terpenoids and flavonoids, coumarins, steroids and phytosteroids and are used in traditional medicines (Dhanasekaran et al. 2016) for curing fever, cough, rheumatism, inflammation and many more ailments. The medicinal properties of this important plant require further research.


Keywords


Lectotype, Endemic, India, Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.295.1.10

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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand