Lepidagathis benojiana sp. nov. (Acanthaceae) from the Western Ghats, Kerala, India

17 March 2017


Lepidagathis benojiana, a new species of Lepidagathis, collected from the Idukki district, Kerala, Southern Western Ghats, India was described along with its photographs. The new species is closely allied to Lepidagathis chlorostachya Nees but differs from the latter by their height, length of petiole, position and number of spike, length of peduncle, length of floral whorls, colour of flower, colour and nature of stamens, nature of fruit and shape of the seed.