Memecylon viswanathanii, a new species of Melastomataceae from Kalakkad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR), India
- Southern Western Ghats,
- Critically endangered,
- M. parvifolium,
- M. varians
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Memecylon viswanathanii R.Rajesh, P.Sakthidhasan & C.Rajasekar, a new species of Melastomataceae, is described and illustrated from the Kalakkad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR) in the southern Western Ghats of India. M. viswanathanii is close to M. parvifolium Thwaites and M. varians Thwaites but differs by several vegetative and floral characters. The species is assessed here as Critically endangered as per IUCN Red List.