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Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 05 Jul 2016 | 0
Year : 2015 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 3 | Pages : 122-124

A new species of Sonerila (Melastomataceae) from the Western Ghats of
Kerala, India

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A new species of Sonerila Roxburgh (Melastomataceae) Sonerila balasubramaniamii sp. nov. is described and illustrated. S.
balasubramaniamii occurs in the Nelliampathy hills, in the Western Ghats of the Palakkad District, Kerala state, India. It is
morphologically compared to its most closely related Sonerila rotundifolia Bedd. and Sonerila wallichii Benn.

Keywords: Sonerila balasubramaniamii, new species, Nelliampathy hills, Palakkad district, Kerala, India

Citation: *, ( 2015), A new species of Sonerila (Melastomataceae) from the Western Ghats of
Kerala, India. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 8(3): 122-124

Received: 2016-05-07 09:38:49; Accepted: 2016-05-07 09:39:02;
Published: 07/05/2016

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