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Published: 2020-01-23

Bulbostylis maritima—A new species of Cyperaceae from coastal Kerala, India

Post Graduate and Research Department of Botany, S.N.M. College, Maliankara, Ernakulam District, Kerala – 683516, India.
Central National Herbarium, Botanical Survey of India, P.O. Botanic Garden, Howrah – 711 103, India.
Post Graduate and Research Department of Botany, S.N.M. College, Maliankara, Ernakulam District, Kerala – 683516, India.
Ernakulam Novelty Taxonomy Monocots

Abstract

Bulbostylis maritima (Cyperaceae) is described as a new species along with colour photograph, illustration and SEM micrographs of achene surface. It is closely allied to B. subspinescens  and B. barbata, but differs by a combination of characters, mainly by the densely tubercled achenes, presence of prominent cavities on the rachilla, prominently ciliate bracteoles at the base of spikelets and a knee-like swelling towards base of the glumes.