Commelina littoralis (Commelinaceae), a new coastline species from Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India

7 February 2019

Nandikar, Mayur; Naik, Mudavath

The present article accounts for a previously overlooked, new species of the Commelina from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. The new species, Commelina littoralis can be distinguished by its white antherodes, and appendaged seeds. It is compared with the similar, cosmopolitan species C. diffusa and C. caroliniana and provided with a description, illustration, photographs, and distribution.