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Published: 2018-08-30

Typification of Lophopogon tridentatus, an Indian endemic (Poaceae, Andropogoneae)

Central National Herbarium, Botanical Survey of India, Botanic Garden P.O., Howrah-711103, West Bengal, India
Central National Herbarium, Botanical Survey of India, Botanic Garden P.O., Howrah-711103, West Bengal, India
Monocots Lophopogon Lectotypification Endemic


The genus Lophopogon Hackel (1887: 26) is endemic to India (Singh et al. 2015) and is represented by two species, viz. L. kingii Hook. f. (1896: 149) and L. tridentatus (Roxburgh) Hackel (1889: 254). The distribution of L. kingii is restricted to Bihar and Odisha (Chandramohan et al. 2016; Tiwari et al. 2017), whereas L. tridentatus is more widespread, distributed in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. (Bor 1960; Singh & Deshpande 1980; Sur 2004; Kabeer et al. 2009). On critical study and survey of literature, it was found that the name L. tridentatus needs to be typified.


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