Tinospora mahajanii (Menispermaceae), a new species from Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh, India

Mishra S.*, Khristi S.M. & C.M. Solanki

Published on : 31-Dec-2020

DOI : https://dx.doi.org/10.22244/rheedea.2020.30.4.04


Tinospora mahajanii (Menispermaceae), a new species from the Awalya forest range of Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh, India, is described here along with colour photographs, micrographs of endocarp and comparison with its allied species T. neocaledonica Forman and T. sinensis (Lour.) Merr. The species is unique in having inflorescences with lateral branches, stems with a yellowish watery sap and sub-elliptic drupes. Comparison with its allied species, habitat and distribution are provided to aid identification.