Rediscovery of Nilgiri Mallow Abutilon neelgerrense var. fischeri T.K. Paul & M.P. Nayar (Malvaceae) after a century from southern India

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Varsha Vilasrao Nimbalkar
Arun Prasanth Ravichandran
Milind Madhav Sardesai

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Abutilon neelgerrense var. fischeri T.K. Paul & M.P. Nayar, a rare endemic taxon, has been rediscovered after a century from Theni District in Tamil Nadu.  The present study provides detailed morphological description, key to the varieties with additional characters and images.

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Nimbalkar, V.V., Ravichandran, A.P. and Sardesai, M.M. 2019. Rediscovery of Nilgiri Mallow Abutilon neelgerrense var. fischeri T.K. Paul & M.P. Nayar (Malvaceae) after a century from southern India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11, 10 (Aug. 2019), 14388–14390. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4598.11.10.14388-14390.
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Varsha Vilasrao Nimbalkar, Department of Botany, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431004, India.

Department of Botany

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Arun Prasanth Ravichandran, Department of Botany, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra 411007, India.

Plant Biology and Systematics

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Milind Madhav Sardesai, Department of Botany, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra 411007, India.

Department of Botany

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