Ariopsis peltata var. brevifolia (Araceae) from Achankovil Shear Zone region of Southern Western Ghats, India

Jose Mathew, K V George

Abstract


In the bycatch of a scientific expedition in the Achankovil Shear Zone part of Southern Western Ghats, a variant of Ariopsis peltata was collected. It differs from the typical species mainly by the miniature leaf size, dome shaped male zone and by two rings of punctured cavities in synandria. This specimen is described and illustrated here as Ariopsis peltata var. brevifolia.

Keywords


Ariopsis; Araceae; Plant Diversity Research;

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7751/telopea8757