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Shrirangia: a new genus of Apiaceae from lateritic plateaus of Konkan region of Maharashtra, India

Citation

Gosavi, Kumar Vinod; Madhav, Nilesh; Borude, Devidas; Chandore, Arun (2022), Shrirangia: a new genus of Apiaceae from lateritic plateaus of Konkan region of Maharashtra, India, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.34tmpg4mt

Abstract

Shrirangia, a new monotypic genus of the family Apiaceae from low elevated lateritic plateaus of south Konkan region of Maharashtra, India, is described and illustrated with a new species, Shrirangia concanensis. The new genus is related to Himalayan genus Chamaesium Wolff by the characters of: many (ca 10) ribbed fruit, primary and secondary types of ribs present but very distinct from it by having tuberous habit, ternate to bi-ternate leaves, commissure plain undulate with 6–7 secondary ribs and vallecular and second types of vittae at dorsal face.

Methods

The specimens of new genus Shrirangia were studies from 4 years and collected from lateritic plateaus of Ratnagiri district (i.e. Konkan region), Maharashtra state. The morphological characters were studied under Leica EZ4 Stereo Zoom microscope. Diagnostic characters of the unknown species were compared with protologue and type specimens of its related genera Chamaesium. Photographs in the field and different parts of the plants were taken by using M50 Canon camera. The type specimens have been deposited at BSI, CAL and SUK herbaria.