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Kew Bulletin

, Volume 68, Issue 1, pp 183-186

Alysicarpus sanjappae (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae), a new species from the Western Ghats of India

  • Shantanu ChavanAffiliated withDepartment of Botany, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University
  • , M. M. SardesaiAffiliated withDepartment of Botany, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Email author 
  • , D. S. PokleAffiliated withDepartment of Botany, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University

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Summary

Alysicarpus sanjappae, a new species (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae) from the Western Ghats of India, is described and illustrated. It resembles A. heyneanus Wight & Arn., but differs in having a prostrate habit, stems and branches strigose with a line of distant hairs, leaves usually 1-foliolate mixed with 3-foliolate, stipules and stipels distinctly ciliate only at the tip, secondary bracts, a glabrous pedicel, dark brown hairs present only on the margins at the tip of all sepals, a yellow corolla tinged with red, and rugose pods, as long as or slightly longer than the sepals.

Key words

dimorphic leaves Karnataka Maharashtra Peninsular India Sahyadris taxonomy