Research Paper

A new species of Strobilanthes (Acanthaceae) from the Western Ghats, India

Sinjumol Thomas, Bince Mani, Susai John Britto, Annavi veettil Krishna Pillai Pradeep

Published on: 04 March 2020

Page: 167 - 171

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2020.65.167

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2020 vol.65 no.2 pp.167-171


Strobilanthes scopulicola, a new species from the collections of the high altitude montane grasslands of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve in Western Ghats of India is described and illustrated. Photographs, details of phenology, distribution, pollen morphology and similarity with related species were also provided.

Keyword: Acanthaceae, India, pollen, Strobilanthes lanata, S. lawsonii, taxonomy, Wayanad, Western Ghats