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A new species of Sonerila (Melastomataceae) from the Western Ghats of Kerala, India

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K P Deepthikumary,

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A G Pandurangan

Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, IN
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A new species, Sonerila keralensis, from the Western Ghats of Kerala is described and illustrated. It is allied to S. rheedei differing by having a tuberous root stock, three to seven flowers, and petals with sparsely glandular-hairy margins.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v6i2.7229

TAPROBANICA, 2014. Vol. 06, No. 02: pp. 72-75, pls.1, 2.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v6i2.7229
How to Cite: Deepthikumary, K.P. & Pandurangan, A.G., (2014). A new species of Sonerila (Melastomataceae) from the Western Ghats of Kerala, India. TAPROBANICA: The Journal of Asian Biodiversity. 6(2), pp.72–75. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v6i2.7229
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Published on 31 Aug 2014.
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