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Cyanotis shrirangii (Commelinaceae), a new species from lateritic plateaus of Konkan region of Maharashtra, India
  • Arun Chandore,
  • Devidas Borude ,
  • Paresh Bhalekar
Arun Chandore
Rayat Shikshan, Sanstha

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Devidas Borude
Abasaheb Marathe Arts and New Commerce, Science College
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Paresh Bhalekar
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Abstract

A new species Cyanotis shrirangii is described from Konkan region of Maharashtra, India. The new species is allied with Cyanotis pilosa Schult. & Schult.f. but differs in having annual habit, stems densely hispid hairy, leaves distichous and hispid on both sides; flowers purple, 2–3-flowered cincinni, anthers black; seeds ovoid to pyramidal and rugose deeply pitted.