Friday, April 16, 2021

[Botany • 2020] Rediscovery of Globba andersonii and Three New Synonymies in Indian Zingiberaceae

Based on detailed studies of the protologues, types, herbarium and comparison with live specimens, Caulokaempferia dinabandhuensis Biseshwori & Bipin, Globba teesta S. Nirola & A.P. Das and Zingiber sianginensis Tatum & A.K. Das are reduced under Monolophus suksathanii S. Dey, Langhu & Bhaumik, G. andersonii C.B. Clarke ex Baker and Z. officinale Roscoe, respectively. In addition, Globba andersonii is rediscovered after a gap of 136 years. A detailed description and color photographs of G. andersonii are provided for ease of understanding.

KEYWORDS: Caulokaempferia dinabandhuensisGlobba teesta, rediscovery, synonym, taxonomy, Zingiberaceae, Zingiber sianginensis


Globba andersonii C.B.Clarke ex Baker, in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 202 (1890)

Jayakrishnan Thachat, Sachin A. Punekar, Vadakkoot Sankaran Hareesh and Mamiyil Sabu. 2020. Rediscovery of Globba andersonii and Three New Synonymies in Indian Zingiberaceae. Botany Letters. 167(3); 373-377. DOI: 10.1080/23818107.2020.1770626

'Globa andersonnii'- critically endangered species from Sikkim Himalaya was rediscovered after a gap of 136 years.