Dipcadi krishnadevarayae (Asparagaceae), a new plant species from Andhra Pradesh, India

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Boyina Ravi Prasad Rao
Kothareddy Prasad
Dasari Veeranjaneyulu
Mudavath Chennakesavulu Naik
Sugali Salamma
Angajala Narayanaswamy


Dipcadi krishnadevarayae B.R.P.Rao (Asparagaceae), a new species from the Sri Krishnadevaraya University campus, Anantapuramu of Andhra Pradesh, India, is described and illustrated.  The novel species is distinct from all other species of Dipcadi in having distinctly 6-lobed stigma and shows close affinity to D. serotinum (L.) Medik. and D. montanum (Dalzell) Baker.  It differs from both allies in having a combination of up to 50cm long linear leaves, 85cm long 16–24 flowered scapes, greenish-yellow flowers, dark green band outside the outer tepals, distinctly 6-lobed stigma and up to 10 seeds in each locule. 


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Rao, B.R.P., Prasad, K., Veeranjaneyulu, D., Naik, M.C., Salamma, S. and Narayanaswamy, A. 2016. Dipcadi krishnadevarayae (Asparagaceae), a new plant species from Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 8, 13 (Nov. 2016), 9562–9567. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3039.8.13.9562-9567.
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Boyina Ravi Prasad Rao, Biodiversity Conservation Division, Department of Botany, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapuramu, Andhra Pradesh 515003, India

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