Sonerila sreenarayaniana C.N. Sunil, Naveen Kumar and Rajeev;

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ANNOV44/44 Sonerila sreenarayaniana Sunil, Naveen Kumar & Rajeev : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (5)

Family: Melastomataceae
Date: 14th September 2015
Place: Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Ernakulam district, Kerala

Habit: Herb, epiphytic on trees
Habitat: Evergreen forest in dense and well-shaded areas


Sonerila sreenarayaniana (Melastomataceae), a new species from Kerala, India. By C.N. Sunil, V.V. Naveen Kumar and T.S Rajeev- International Journal of Advanced Research (2014), Volume 2, Issue 3, 701-704-  (Abstract: Sonerila sreenarayaniana C.N. Sunil, Naveen Kumar and Rajeev, a new species from Melastomataceae collected from the evergreen forest of Pooyamkutty area of Ernakulam District, Kerala, India is described. The species is allied to S. devicolamensis Nayar but differs from it in having 4- angled stem with densely clothed brown peltate scales, penninerved, glandular bristly, larger leaf lamina and longer petiole, smaller calyx lobes, petals, filaments, anthers and style.)