New record of Iochroma arborescens (Solanaceae) for India, a potential invasive plant from America with notes on its typification

Santhosh Nampy*, Divya K. Venugopal, Dani Francis & Vishnu Mohan

Published on : 30-Sep-2019



Iochroma arborescens (L.)J.M.H.Shaw (Solanaceae), a potential invasive species from America, is authentically recorded for the first time in India. Perusal of relevant literature revealed that the name has yet to be typified. Details of the taxonomy, distribution and invasive nature of this species with notes on its typification are provided here.