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Crotolaria nicobarica (Fabaceae): A new species from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
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  • Fouziya Saleem,
  • Lal Singh,
  • Shweta Subramaniam ,
  • Arun Pandey
Fouziya Saleem
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, New Delhi
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Lal Singh
Ministry of Environment and Forests

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Shweta Subramaniam
Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
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Arun Pandey
Delhi University
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Abstract

Crotalaria nicobarica F. Saleem, L.J. Singh, S. Subramaniam & A. K. Pandey is described and illustrated from tropical evergreen forest of Great Nicobar Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. This new species closely resembles Crotalaria lunulata Heyne ex Wight &Arn., Crotalaria paniculata Willd. and Crotalaria ramosissima Roxb. which occurs in the Western and Eastern peninsular India and occupies forest edges and cut-slopes of hillocks. The new species is distinguishable from the latter two based on morphological characters. An analysis shows that the new species differs from closely related species with respect to vegetative and reproductive characters. Based on the hairy surface of plants, persistent bracts and bracteoles, silky pubescence of vexillum and style, oblong stalked pods the species is hypothesized to be a new member of the Crotalaria section Crotalaria.
22 Apr 2023Submitted to Nordic Journal of Botany
25 Apr 2023Submission Checks Completed
25 Apr 2023Assigned to Editor
25 Apr 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
27 Apr 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
14 Jun 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Major
22 Jul 20231st Revision Received
26 Jul 2023Assigned to Editor
26 Jul 2023Submission Checks Completed
26 Jul 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
30 Jul 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
14 Aug 20232nd Revision Received
15 Aug 2023Submission Checks Completed
15 Aug 2023Assigned to Editor
15 Aug 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
25 Aug 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
30 Aug 20233rd Revision Received
01 Sep 2023Submission Checks Completed
01 Sep 2023Assigned to Editor
01 Sep 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
04 Sep 2023Editorial Decision: Accept