ERIOCAULON CHEEMENIANUM (ERIOCAULACEAE), A NEW SPECIES FROM KERALA, INDIA
|P. Biju1*, K. Subrahmanya Prasad2*, P. Ajith Kumar1, Jomy Augustine3, K. Raveendran2 and R. Ansari4
|Received: 19th Sept-2012 Accepted: 29th Sept-2012|
|Corresponding Author: P. Biju, E-mail: [email protected]
K. Subrahmanya Prasad E-mail [email protected]
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A new species of Eriocaulon, E. cheemenianum P. Biju, K. S. Prasad, Jomy & R. Ansari, is described from the lateritic hillocks of Cheemeni in Kasaragod District, Kerala. It differs from the allied E. odoratum Dalz. in the enlarged and reflexed odd petals of the peripherally restricted female flowers giving a stellate appearance to the heads, glabrous receptacles, sessile flowers, linear female sepals and in the number of setae in seed coat cells.