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Year : 2015 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 122-124

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

M. Murugesan1*, P.R. Arun, P.P. Nikhil Raj, P.A. Azeez and M.K. Sebastian2

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M. Murugesan*

Division of Environmental Impact Assessment, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), Anaikatty (PO), Coimbatore

  • 1. Division of Environmental Impact Assessment, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), Anaikatty (PO), Coimbatore
  • 2. Division of Environmental Impact Assessment, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), Anaikatty (PO), Coimbatore

Received on: 07/05/2016

Revised on: 07/05/2016

Accepted on: 07/05/2016

Published on: 07/05/2016

  • M. Murugesan, P.R. Arun, P.P. Nikhil Raj, P.A. Azeez and M.K. Sebastian (2015), A new species of Sonerila (Melastomataceae) from the Western Ghats of
    Kerala, India. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation, 8(3): 122-124. doi: 10

Abstract

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