Commelina badamica (Commelinaceae), a new species from India

Mayur D. Nandikar, Rajaram V Gurav

Abstract


A new species, Commelina badamica from the sandstone plateaus of Badami, Karnataka, India is described and illustrated. C. badamica is similar to C. clavata and C. diffusa, but differs in indefinite habit; linear–narrowly lanceolate leaves; puberulous or velutinous to tomentose spathes; clawless petals; velutinous ovary; radiately tri-lobed stigma; one capsule per spathe and trapezoidal, ventrally truncate seeds.

Keywords


Commelina, new species, India

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7751/telopea9256