Kew Bulletin

, Volume 67, Issue 3, pp 521–526 | Cite as

Crinum malabaricum (Amaryllidaceae), a remarkable new aquatic species from Kerala, India and lectotypification of Crinum thaianum

  • M. M. Lekhak
  • S. R. Yadav


A new species, Crinum malabaricum Lekhak & S. R. Yadav, is described from a seasonal stream in Periya village of Kerala state, India. Lectotypification of C. thaianum J. Schulze is also provided.

Key Words

Cytology ornamentals taxonomy 



We thank the Head, Department of Botany, Shivaji University, Kolhapur for providing necessary facilities. Thanks are due to Dr J. F. Veldkamp (L) for the Latin diagnosis. We are thankful to Dr Avishek Bhattacharjee, AJC Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Botanical Survey of India, Howrah, for helping us with the typification and for critically going through the manuscript. We gratefully acknowledge the help of John Boggan (US), James Solomon (MO) for making available the images of specimens of Crinum thaianum and Rusty Russell (US) for permitting us to publish the image of the selected lectotype. We also thank Shrikant P. Sutar for illustrating the new species.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Angiosperm Taxonomy Laboratory, Department of BotanyShivaji UniversityKolhapurIndia

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