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Published: 2022-08-04

A novel taxon of the genus Ischaemum (Poaceae: Andropogoneae: Ischaeminae) from southern Western Ghats, Kerala, India

Post Graduate and Research Department of Botany, Govt. Victoria College (University of Calicut), Palakkad, Kerala, PIN 678001, India
Post Graduate and Research Department of Botany, S.N.M. College, Maliankara, Kerala, 683516, India.
PDSH Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow, PIN 226001, Uttar Pradesh.
Post Graduate and Research Department of Botany, Govt. Victoria College (University of Calicut), Palakkad, Kerala, PIN 678001, India.
Malabar Botanical Garden & Institute of Plant Sciences, Olavanna, Kozhikkode PIN 673014
Post Graduate and Research Department of Botany, Govt. Victoria College (University of Calicut), Palakkad, Kerala, PIN 678001, India
Distribution Ecology Ischaemum commutatum Taxonomic affinity Palakkad Monocots

Abstract

Ischaemum sunilii, a new grass species from Nelliyampathy hills of southern Western Ghats, Kerala, India, is described and illustrated. The new species is allied to I. rangacharianum, but differs in many attributes. Description of the new species with distribution, ecology and comparison with its allied taxa are provided.

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