Two new species of Brachystelma (Apocynaceae: Ceropegieae) from peninsular India

Sardesai M.M., Kambale S.S., Govekar R.S. & V.I. Kahalkar

Published on : 31-Dec-2016



Two new species of Brachystelma, viz., B. gondwanense and B. shrirangii are described here from the Gadchiroli and Kolhapur districts of Maharashtra and Belgaum district of Karnataka, respectively with illustrations and photographs. Both the new species are similar to B. kolarense but B. gondwanense differs in having twisted corolla lobes and B. shrirangii in having thin and short stem.