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Published: 2021-03-10

Crotalaria lamelliformis (Fabaceae: Crotalarieae), a new species from Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, Peninsular India

Department of Botany, Government Degree College, Puttur–517583, Andhra Pradesh, India. Department of Botany, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati–517502, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Department of Botany, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati–517502, Andhra Pradesh, India. Survey of Medicinal Plants Unit, Regional Ayurveda Research Institute, Itanagar-791111, Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Botanical Survey of India, Andaman and Nicobar Regional Centre, Port Blair–744102, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.
Sadasivakona Calycinae Lamelliform Callosities India Eudicots

Abstract

Crotalaria lamelliformis is described and illustrated as a new species in sect. Calycinae from Eastern Ghats, Andhra Pradesh of India. The habitat ecology, distribution and conservation status are briefly discussed in this study. This new species is apparently resembled to Crotalaria albida B. Heyne ex Roth. (Nov. Pl. Sp., 1821:333) but shows a definite difference by showing a combination of vegetative morphology, inflorescence architecture and floral characters.