ERIOCAULON KANNURENSE (ERIOCAULACEAE), A NEW SPECIES FROM KERALA, INDIA
|C. N. Sunil2, M. K. Ratheesh Narayanan1*, M. K. Nandakumar1, Sujana K. A.3, Jayesh P. Joseph1 and N. Anil Kumar1
|Corresponding Author: M. K. Ratheesh Narayanan , Department of Botany, Payyanur College, Edat P.O., Payyanur, Kannur Dist. – 670 327, Kerala, India. Email. [email protected]|
|Received: 21st Sept-2012 Accepted: 29th Mar-2013|
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Eriocaulon kannurense Sunil, Ratheesh & Nandakumar (Eriocaulaceae), a new species from the Kannur District, Kerala, India, is described and illustrated. The species is allied to Eriocaulon setaceum and E. capillus-naiadis in its submerged aquatic habit and elongated stem bearing filiform leaves, but differs mainly in having split sheath limb, white coloured heads and anther and isodiametric cells of seed coat without appendages.