Vol. 76 No. 1 (2021)

Argostemma quarantena (Rubiaceae, Ruboideae), a new species from southern Western Ghats, India

Anoop Puthuparampil Balan
KSCSTE-Malabar Botanical Garden and Institute for Plant Sciences, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Aloor Jose Robi
Department of Botany, Bishop Abraham Memorial College, Thuruthicad, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India
Nanu Sasidharan
Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Thrissur, Kerala, India
Published April 6, 2021
  • Argostemmateae,
  • Epilithic,
  • Kottayam,
  • Vagamon Hills
How to Cite
Puthuparampil Balan, A., Robi, A. J., & Sasidharan, N. (2021). Argostemma quarantena (Rubiaceae, Ruboideae), a new species from southern Western Ghats, India. Webbia, 76(1), 47-52. https://doi.org/10.36253/jopt-9592


Argostemma quarantena, a new rubiaceous species from Vagamon Hills of southern Western Ghats, India is described and illustrated here. The species shows similarities with two south Indian endemics, A. anupama and A. courtallense, but differs in many qualitative attributes. The present status of genus Argostemma in India is briefly discussed. An artificial key for the identification of Argostemma in Western Ghats is also provided.


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