A new species of Litsea (Lauraceae) from Kerala part of Western Ghats, India

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2017
Authors:A. J. Robi, Udayan, P. Sreedharan, Li, H. - W., Li, J.
Start Page:285
Date Published:04/2017

A new species of Litsea from India is described and illustrated. Litsea indoverticillata is recognized from the Malabar Wildlife sanctuary of Nilgiri phytogeographical zone of southern Western Ghats. It is distinguished from the closely related L. quinqueflora and L. verticillata by straggling shrub habit; 7–15 mm long, glabrous petiole, chartaceous and glabrous leaves, glabrous midrib; 15–24 pairs of lateral veins; solitary, glabrous, and pruinose inflorescence; greenish-white to whitish flowers.

Alternate Journal:Phytotaxa
Refereed Designation:Refereed
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