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

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


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.


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

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