Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 159, Issue 1–2, pp 141–144 | Cite as

Rotala cookii: A new species ofLythraceae from India showingHippuris syndrome

  • K. T. Joseph
  • V. V. Sivarajan
Short Communication


A new aquatic species ofRotala (Rotala cookii) is described from Kerala, India. Growing in the flooded lowlands, along the coastal belt, the plant is a “Hippuris mimic”.

Key words

Angiosperms Lythraceae Rotala Hippuris syndrome” 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. T. Joseph
    • 1
  • V. V. Sivarajan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of CalicutKeralaIndia

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