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Revealing Euploca wightiana sp. nov., a new species of Heliotropiaceae from South India.
  • Anna Antony,
  • Javad P,
  • Anphi Antony
Anna Antony
St Albert's College

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Javad P
St Albert's College
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Anphi Antony
St. Alberts College, Ernakulam
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Euploca wightiana P. Javad & A. A. Ancy sp. nov., a new species of the family Heliotropiaceae is described from Coimbatore district of South India. Morphologically it is similar to Euploca marifolia but differs in being perennial; erect woody stem with dense hirsute hairs; oblong leaves with obtuse apex; inflorescence with distantly placed flowers; long, cylindrical style with unifid, capitate stigma and densely hirsute nutlets. The species remained misidentified in herbaria for long. Detailed description, photo plates and distribution maps are provided. Morphological differences with relevant species are discussed. The status of the new species is provisionally assessed here as ‘endangered’ according to IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria.
27 Nov 2022Submitted to Nordic Journal of Botany
08 Dec 2022Submission Checks Completed
08 Dec 2022Assigned to Editor
08 Dec 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
30 Dec 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
05 May 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Major
04 Jul 20231st Revision Received
04 Jul 2023Assigned to Editor
04 Jul 2023Submission Checks Completed
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26 Jul 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
18 Aug 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
01 Sep 20232nd Revision Received
01 Sep 2023Assigned to Editor
01 Sep 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
01 Sep 2023Submission Checks Completed
02 Oct 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Minor