Kew Bulletin

, Volume 68, Issue 1, pp 183–186

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

Authors

  • Shantanu Chavan
    • Department of BotanyDr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University
    • Department of BotanyDr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University
  • D. S. Pokle
    • Department of BotanyDr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12225-012-9425-x

Cite this article as:
Chavan, S., Sardesai, M.M. & Pokle, D.S. Kew Bull (2013) 68: 183. doi:10.1007/s12225-012-9425-x

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 leavesKarnatakaMaharashtraPeninsular IndiaSahyadristaxonomy

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