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Published: 2020-11-17

Vicoa gokhalei (Inuleae, Asteraceae), a new species from the northern Western Ghats, India

Department of Botany, HPT Arts and RYK Science College, Nashik-422005, Maharashtra, India
Department of Botany, HPT Arts and RYK Science College, Nashik-422005, Maharashtra, India
Department of Botany, Abasaheb Marathe Arts and New Commerce, Science College, Rajapur-416702.District-Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India
Department of Botany, M.V.P. Samaj’s Arts, Commerce and Science College, Tryambakeshwar-422212.District-Nashik, Maharashtra, India
Department of Botany, Shivaji University, Kolhapur-416004, Maharashtra, India
Eudicots Compositae endemism high elevation Maharashtra new taxon

Abstract

A new species of Vicoa, V. gokhalei is described and illustrated from high elevated areas of northern Western Ghats, India. The new species is closely related with V. cernua which is also known from high elevated areas of northern Western Ghats. Along with detailed description, diagnostic characters, phenology, coloured photographs, illustration, ecological note, distribution and identity of the new species and key of Vicoa species for India are provided.

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