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Correspondence
Published: 2016-06-15

Rediscovery and lectotypification of Lepidagathis clavata (Acanthaceae), a steno-endemic species from the northern Western Ghats, India

Department of Botany, Goa University, Goa – 403206, Goa, India.
Department of Botany, Goa University, Goa – 403206, Goa, India.
Botanical Survey of India, Southern Regional Centre, TNAU Campus, Lawley Road, Coimbatore – 641 003, Tamil Nadu, India.
Department of Botany, Goa University, Goa – 403206, Goa, India.
IUCN nomenclature taxonomy Eudicots

Abstract

Lepidagathis clavata (Acanthaceae) is rediscovered after a lapse of 166 years from Chorla Ghat (type locality) in Karnataka and Chaukul plateau in Maharashtra from the northern Western Ghats, India. Besides, this name is lectotypified here, and the revised description and colour photographs are provided for an accurate and easy identification of this steno-endemic species.