Reinstating Leea robusta Roxb. (Leeaceae)

Philip Mathew & C.N. Umadevi

Published on : 01-Jan-2022



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 undeā€¢ 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.