Thursday, April 2, 2020

[Botany • 2020] Peliosanthes ligniradicis (Asparagaceae) • A New Species from Arunachal Pradesh, NE India

Peliosanthes ligniradicis  

in Taram, Borah & Tanaka, 2020. 

A new species of Peliosanthes named Peliosanthes ligniradicis from Arunachal Pradesh, NE India, is described and illustrated here. It somewhat resembles P. subspicata described from NE India, but is distinguishable by the thicker, stilt-like, semi-woody roots, somewhat elongate (sub) moniliform stem, ovate-oblong or oblong perianth segments, and basally hexagonal and  apically 6-crenate.

Keywords: Convallariaceae, Eastern Himalaya, Nolinoideae, Ophiopogoneae, South Asia, taxonomy, Monocots

Peliosanthes ligniradicis

Momang Taram, Dipankar Borah and Noriyuki Tanaka. 2020. Peliosanthes ligniradicis, A New Species (Asparagaceae) from Arunachal Pradesh, NE India. Phytotaxa. 438(1); 43–48 DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.438.1.5