Addition of Melanoseris qinghaica (Asteraceae: Cichorieae) to the flora of India

Maity D.

Published on : 30-Sep-2022



Melanoseris qinghaica (S.W.Liu & T.N.Ho) N.Kilian & Ze H.Wang (Asteraceae-Cichorieae) is reported as a new record for the flora of India. A description, line drawings, field photographs of live plants, data on ecology and phenology are given. Its IUCN conservation status in India is also assessed. A dichotomous key to the species of Melanoseris Decne. found in Sikkim Himalaya is provided to facilitate their correct identification.