Strobilanthes brittoi (Acanthaceae), a new species from the Western Ghats, India

Mani B., Thomas S., Pradeep A.K. & E.S.S. Kumar

Published on : 31-Jan-2024

DOI : https://dx.doi.org/10.22244/rheedea.2023.33.04.07

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Abstract

Strobilanthes brittoi B.Mani, Sinj.Thomas & A.K.Pradeep, a new plietesial species from Kerala, India, is described and illustrated here. It bears a close resemblance to S. heyneana Nees and S. lupulina Nees, but is clearly distinct owing to its elliptic to ovate leaves with obtuse-rounded bases, a greater number of lateral nerves, longer and pilose petioles, elliptic bracts with obtuse apices, unequal calyx lobes, broadly elliptic corolla lobes, ellipsoid capsules, and hairy seeds.