Wednesday, February 28, 2018

[Botany • 2018] Amomum riwatchii • A New Species (Zingiberaceae) from northeastern India

Amomum riwatchii M.Sabu & Hareesh

in Hareesh & Sabu, 2018.

Amomum riwatchii, a new species of Zingiberaceae from northeastern India is described and illustrated. It is similar to A. carnosum, but differs from the latter in having non-stoloniferous rhizome, oblong lanceolate lamina, 5−6 mm long ligule with entire apex, broadly ovate or orbicular dark red thick outer bract, calyx lobes with cuspidate or horned apex, oblong labellum with entire apex and non-winged capsule.

Keywords: Amomum, Arunachal Pradesh, India, new species, Zingiberales

Vadakkoot Sankaran Hareesh and Mamiyil Sabu. 2018. Amomum riwatchii (Zingiberaceae): A New Species from northeastern India. Botany Letters.  DOI: 10.1080/23818107.2018.1437073