A new species of Pyrenaria (Theaceae-Theoideae) from Northeast India

Krishna Upadhaya, Aabid Hussain Mir, Dilip Kumar Roy, Nripemo Odyuo


A new species of the genus Pyrenaria (Theaceae) from Cherrapunjee-Mawsynram Hills in the Meghalaya State, north-eastern India, P. cherrapunjeana Mir, is described and illustrated. It is morphologically similar to P. diospyricarpa Kurz var. camelliiflora (Kurz) S.X.Yang, P. khasiana R.N.Paul and P. menglaensis G.D.Tao. Notes on distribution, habitat and conservation status of the new species are provided, along with a key to the Indian species of Pyrenaria.


Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, new species, northeast India

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7751/telopea10452