Rediscovery and lectotypification of Ophiorrhiza brunonis var. johnsonii (Rubiaceae) - an endemic variety of the southern Western Ghats, India

Akhilesh S.V.N., Gangaprasad A. & K.B. Rameshkumar

Published on : 31-Dec-2021



Ophiorrhiza brunonis var. johnsonii Hook.f. is rediscovered after a gap of 140 years of its first collection, from Chemunji hills of Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve of southern Western Ghats of India. It is reported here with a detailed taxonomic description, stereo microscope images and SEM images of pollen.