Umbrella Starwort Stellaria umbellata Turcz. (Caryophyllaceae): a new record to the flora of the western Himalaya, India

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Satish Chandra
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4188-2372
D. S. Rawat
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2613-2709

Abstract

The species Stellaria umbellata is reported as a new record for the western Himalayan flora.  Critical examination of the species in nature, Indian herbaria, online herbaria and protologue confirmed its identity as Stellaria umbellata.  Earlier, it was erroneously identified in the western Himalaya as Stellaria subumbellata or Holosteum umbellatum.  This species was previously not reported from the western, central or eastern Himalaya and thus, it is also a new record for the flora of the Himalaya. 

 

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Chandra, S. and Rawat, D.S. 2018. Umbrella Starwort Stellaria umbellata Turcz. (Caryophyllaceae): a new record to the flora of the western Himalaya, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 10, 3 (Mar. 2018), 11459–11463. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3032.10.3.11459-11463.
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Satish Chandra, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand 263145, India

Department of Biological Sciences

D. S. Rawat, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand 263145, India

Department of Biological Sciences, College of Basic Science & Humanities
Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar
263145
Uttarakhand, India

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