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Published: 2021-08-17

Sphaeranthus gomphrenoides (Compositae): New record to Asia with its identity, typification, and distribution

Department of Botany, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune-411007, MS, India.
Department of Botany, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune-411007, MS, India.
31, Shivdatta Society, N-8, Cidco, Aurangabad, MS, India.
Department of Botany, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune-411007, MS, India.
Africa Asia Compositae India lectotype new record Sphaeranthus Eudicots


Sphaeranthus gomphrenoides is reported as new to Asia, and the details of its identification, typification, and distribution are provided here along with the designation of a lectotype. The article includes an amended description, a line drawing illustration and a detailed photo plate of the plant with an artificial key to the Indian Sphaeranthus species.


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