Neanotis wightiana (Rubiaceae): A new distributional record for Odisha, India and taxonomic notes on its variations

Kar T., A. K. Nayak, K. K. Mandal*

Abstract


While preparing an inventory of flowering plants of Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Odisha, few interesting specimens of family Rubiaceae were collected and identified as Neanotis wightiana (Wall. ex Wight & Arn.) W.H. Lewis. The scrutiny of literature and herbarium specimens (CAL) revealed that this species is hitherto not reported from Odisha. Therefore, the said species is reported here as a new distributional record for the state. Taxonomic description, dissected floral parts, photograph and taxonomic notes on its variations as observed in field have been provided for easy identification.

Keywords


Neanotis wightiana; New record; Rubiaceae; Similipal Biosphere Reserve.

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