Rediscovery of Heterostemma beddomei (Apocynaceae, Asclepiadoideae) after its type collection in India over more than 150 years ago

Prasad K. & B. Sadasivaiah

Published on : 31-Mar-2023



Heterostemma beddomei (Hook.f.) Swarupan. & Mangaly (Apocynaceae) is an endemic species, known only from a drawing by R.H. Beddome. It has been rediscovered away from the type locality from the Amrabad Tiger Reserve (Nagarkurnool district) of Telangana after a lapse of more than 150 years. A detailed description with colour photographs are provided with an updated key to the species belonging to the sect. Oianthus in India.