Kew Bulletin

, Volume 66, Issue 4, pp 625–628 | Cite as

A new species and a new variety of Glyphochloa (Poaceae) from the Western Ghats of India

  • G. G. PotdarEmail author
  • S. R. Yadav


A new species, Glyphochloa maharashtraensis, and a new variety, Glyphochloa maharasthraensis var. hirsuta are described and illustrated from the Western Ghats of India.

Key words

Glyphochloa forficulata Glyphochloa maharashtraensis var. hirsuta Glyphochloa maharashtraensis var. maharashtraensis Kolhapur Maharashtra taxonomy. 



The authors would like to thank Dr J. F. Veldkamp, National Herbarium of the Netherlands, University of Leiden branch, for the Latin diagnoses, Dr M. K. Janarthanam, Department of Botany, Goa University for confirmation of identity of the plant and the Head of Institution, Shivaji University, Kolhapur for providing laboratory facilities. The first author thanks the Principal, Yashwantrao Chavan College of Science, Karad for laboratory facilities and the University Grants Commission, WRO, Poona for financial assistance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BotanyYashwantrao Chavan College of ScienceSataraIndia
  2. 2.Department of BotanyShivaji UniversityKolhapurIndia

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