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Published: 2021-11-30

Polycarpaea palakkadensis (Caryophyllaceae), a new species from Kerala, South-West India

Department of Botany, University College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala- 695 034, India
Department of Botany, University College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala- 695 034, India
Department of Botany, Government Victoria College, Palakkad, Kerala– 678001, India
Department of Botany, Government Victoria College, Palakkad, Kerala– 678001, India
Department of Botany, Government College, Chittur, Palakkad, Kerala– 678104, India
Department of Botany, Government Victoria College, Palakkad, Kerala– 678001, India
Caryophyllales Western Ghats Palakkad gap Eudicots

Abstract

Polycarpaea palakkadensis, a new species of Caryophyllaceae from the hillocks of Palakkad District (Kerala, India) is described and illustrated. P. palakkadensis is morphologically similar to P. rangaiahiana from which differs in having fused ovate bracts, capilliform bracteoles, linear stipules, ovate-cordate petals, filaments much shorter than anther, capsule with 1–2 ovoid elliptical seeds.

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