Two new varieties of Alysicarpus (Fabaceae) from Peninsular India

Dalavi J.V., Bramhadande S.P., Mane R.N., Mane P.R. & S.R. Yadav

Published on : 31-Mar-2021



Alysicarpus tetragonolobus Edgew. var. falcatus and A. tetragonolobus. var. micranthus are described here as two new varieties of Alysicarpus tetragonolobus from Maharashtra. Both varieties are morphologically close to A. tetragonolobus var. tetragonolobus but differ in their morphology and all grow sympatrically. Observations in the field as well as in cultivation for four years showed that all the varieties retain their diagnostic characters and no intermediates were observed.