Meconopsis merakensis var. merakensis (Papaveraceae), a new record for India

Kanwal K.S.*, Tiwari U.L., Lodhi M.S. & R.S. Rawal

Published on : 30-Sep-2020



Meconopsis merakensis Tosh.Yoshida, R.Yangzom & D.G.Long var. merakensis is reported for the first time in India, from the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh. It has deeply nodding, bowl-shaped, bluish or purplish flowers and the tip of the elongate rachis is often curved. Morphological characteristics of the species were examined and photographic plates are provided in the present communication for easy recognition of this taxon in the field.