A new species of Cinnamomum and notes on the status of C. palghatensis in Western Ghats, India

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2017
Authors:M. P. Geethakumary, Deepu, S., Pandurangan, A. G.
Start Page:252
Date Published:10/2017
Keywords:Cinnamomum, Kerala, new species, Nilgiri, Tamil Nadu

Cinnamomum gamblei, a new species of Lauraceae is described from Western Ghats, India. The new species resembles C. macrocarpum by having large fruit, but is easily recognized by its habit, leaf morphology, shape and size of tepals and 4-locellate stamens in whorl III. A detailed description along with images, distribution details, comparison with related species and other relevant notes are provided for its easy identification. The status of C. palghatensis is also discussed here.

Alternate Journal:Phytotaxa
Refereed Designation:Refereed
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