Tuesday, June 8, 2021

[Botany • 2021] Capillipedium yashwantraoi (Poaceae) • A New Species from Madhya Pradesh, India


Capillipedium yashwantraoi  Tarbej & Potdar

in Tarbej & Potdar, 2021.

New species in the genus Capillipedium Stapf is described and illustrated from Amarkantak hills of Madhya Pradesh, India. New species is similar to Capillipedium assimile (Steud.) A.Camus and C. nagense Bor but mainly diverges by having 4–6 cm panicle, 2–2.5 cm racemes, about 11–13 pairs of sessile and pedicelled spikelets in each raceme; joints and pedicels without translucent groove, 2–2.5 mm sessile spikelets and 3–3.2 mm pedicelled spikelets. A taxonomic key for genus Capillipedium in India is given to facilitate easy identification of species.

Keywords: Amarkantak, Capillipedium yashwantraoi, Madhya Pradesh, sp. nov., Poaceae, Monocots

Tarbej Shaikh and Girish Potdar. 2021. Capillipedium yashwantraoi, A New Species of Poaceae from Madhya Pradesh, India. Phytotaxa. 502(2); 179–184. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.502.2.6