A Review of the Genus Mussaenda (Rubiaceae) from Great Nicobar Island, India, including a New Species Vinod B. Shimpale*, S. R. Yadav and C. R. Babu- Rheedea Vol. 19 (1 & 2) 53-57 2009-  

Abstract– Five species of the genus Mussaenda L. are reported from Great Nicobar Island. Out of these M. nicobarica is described as a new species, M. wallichii G. Don is collected after Kurz’s collection, M. frondosa L. and M. macrophylla Wall. are widely distributed species while for the Indian flora M. villosa Wall. ex Hook.f. is confined to Great Nicobar Island. A taxonomic account of Mussaenda species from Great Nicobar Island along with a new species is presented.


 
 
Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution




























Mussaenda
belilla
Buch.-Ham. is a synonym of Mussaenda frondosa L.
Shrub Western Ghats,
Evergreen Forests
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
Coimbatore,
Kanniyakumari, Nilgiri, Theni, Tiruchchirappalli, Tirunelveli
Mussaenda frondosa L. Shrub Western
Ghats, Moist Deciduous to Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
Coimbatore,
Dindigul, Nilgiri, Salem, Theni, 
Tiruchchirappalli
Mussaenda glabrata (Hook.f.) Hutchinson ex
Gamble
Shrub Western
Ghats Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987; Jayaweera 1963
Coimbatore,  Dindigul, Nilgiri, Theni, Tirunelveli
Mussaenda hirsutissima (Hook.f.) Hutchinson
ex Gamble
Shrub Western
Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Moist Deciduous to Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
Coimbatore,
Dindigul, Nilgiri, Salem, Theni, Tirunelveli, Tiruchchirappalli
Mussaenda tomentosa Wight ex Wall. (? Mussaenda tomentosa Wight ex Hook.f.is a synonym of Mussaenda frondosa L.) Shrub Dry
Evergreen to Dry Deciduous Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
Tirunelveli,
Viluppuram

 


 

 

Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name























Mussaenda erythrophylla Rubiaceae Mussaenda
Mussaenda glabrata Mussaenda frondosa var. glabrata Rubiaceae Dhobi Tree
Mussaenda ‘Marmalade’ Rubiaceae Marmalade Mussaenda
Mussaenda philippica Mussaenda grandiflora Rubiaceae White Mussaenda
Mussaenda roxburghii Rubiaceae Himalayan Mussaenda

 

 
 

 

Floriculture in India  By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Description & Keys
 
Biodiversity in India, Volume 4  edited by T. Pullaiah (2006)- Description-
 
Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)- Description-
Mussaenda laxa (Hook.f.) Hutch. ex Gamble


 
 
Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Description & Keys


 

A Review of the Genus Mussaenda (Rubiaceae) from Great Nicobar Island, India, including a New Species by Vinod B. Shimpale, S. R. Yadav and C. R. Babu (Vol. 19 (1 & 2) 53-57 2009) (Description & Keys)
Mussaenda villosa Wall. ex Hook.f.,

 

Journal of the Arnold Arboretum – Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, 1968-
… Further, the number of foveae in the areoles of the testa is 3-10 as against 5-18 in M. parryorum. Mussaenda parryorum may be recognized by its elliptic-lanceolate, pubescent leaves and stems, sessile and diffuse cymes, smaller fruits, and …


 

Floristic Diversity and Conservation Strategies in India, Volume 3 by Botanical Survey of India, Ministry of Environment and Forests, 1999- 
Mussaenda parryorum

 

 
 
 
 

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