Friday, September 18, 2020

[Botany • 2020] Pinda shrirangii (Apiaceae) • A New Elegant Species from the northern Western Ghats, India

Pinda shrirangii Gosavi & Chandore 

in Gosavi, Madhav, Borude & Chandore, 2020. 
Photo: K. V. C. Gosavi.  
A new speciesPinda shrirangii Gosavi & Chandore, is described and illustrated from a high‐elevation region of northern Western Ghats, India. The new species is closely allied to the only other species in the genus, Pinda concanensis (Dalzell) P.K.Mukh. & Constance which was also described from the northern Western Ghats of Maharashtra state of India. Coloured photographs and illustrations are provided to facilitate the identification.

Keywords: Apiaceae, endemism, high elevation, Maharashtra, monotypic, Pinda, taxonomy

Comparative habit of (a) Pinda shrirangii sp. nov. and (b) P. concanensis. 

Photographs by K. V. C. Gosavi.

Pinda shrirangii Gosavi & Chandore, sp. nov.

Etymology: The specific epithet is in honor of Emeritus Scientist Prof. (Dr.) Shrirang Ramchandra Yadav working at Department of Botany, Shivaji University, Kolhapur for his extensive contribution in the field of angiosperm taxonomy.

Kumar Vinod Chhotupuri Gosavi, Nilesh Appaso Madhav, Devidas Bhausaheb Borude and Arun Nivrutti Chandore. 2020. Pinda shrirangii, A New Elegant Species of Apiaceae from the northern Western Ghats, India. Nordic Journal of Botany. DOI: 10.1111/njb.02771