Reinstating Leea robusta Roxb. (Leeaceae)
Philip Mathew & C.N. Umadevi
Published on : 01-Jan-2022
DOI : https://dx.doi.org/10.22244/rheedea.1992.02.01.09Download
leea macrophylla Roxb. ex Hornem., L. robusta Roxb. and L. venkobarowii Gamb., which have been considered to be conspec:ific by Ridsdale (1974), were subjected to a revised taxonomic study using live specimens and herbarium material. The latter two were found to be so closely similar that they are treated here as conspecific unde• the priorable name leea robusta. However, L. macrophyl/a differed from L. robusta, as treated here, significantly in several different morphological features. So, L. robusta is reinstated here, as a distinct species.