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A New Species Of Sonerila (Melastomataceae) From The Western Ghats - India

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M Murugesan ,

PG and Research Department of Botany, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, G.N. Mills (PO), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, IN
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V Balasubramaniam

PG and Research Department of Botany, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, G.N. Mills (PO), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, IN
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Abstract

A new species of Sonerila Roxburgh (Melastomataceae) is described and illustrated. Sonerila nayarana sp. nov. occurs in the Velliangiri hills, the Western Ghats in the Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India. It seems most similar to Sonerila parameswaranii Ravikumar & Lakshmanan, 1999.

Key words: taxonomy; Sonerila nayarana; Coimbatore; Tamil Nadu

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v3i2.3965

TAPROBANICA 2011; 3(2): 93-95

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v3i2.3965
How to Cite: Murugesan, M. & Balasubramaniam, V., (2012). A New Species Of Sonerila (Melastomataceae) From The Western Ghats - India. TAPROBANICA: The Journal of Asian Biodiversity. 3(2), pp.93–95. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v3i2.3965
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Published on 21 Jan 2012.
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