Kew Bulletin

, Volume 68, Issue 1, pp 183–186 | Cite as

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



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 


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© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shantanu Chavan
    • 1
  • M. M. Sardesai
    • 1
  • D. S. Pokle
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyDr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada UniversityAurangabadIndia

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