Gynochthodes cochinchinensis (DC.) Razafim. & B. Bremer (Morindeae: Rubioideae: Rubiaceae): an addition to the woody climbers of India

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Pradeep Kumar Kamila
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4269-2597
Prabhat Kumar Das
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9844-9380
Madhusmita Mallia
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0959-854X
Chinnamadasamy Kalidass
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6948-2787
Jagayandatta Pati
Pratap Chandra Panda

Abstract

Gynochthodes cochinchinensis (Rubiaceae), a woody climber, is reported here as a new addition to Indian flora from Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Odisha.  The species resembles its closely allied taxon Gynochthodes umbellata, but can be distinguished from it by a number of distinct morphological characters. A detailed description, notes on habitat, ecology and distribution are provided in this paper with color photographs for easy identification.


 

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Kamila, P.K., Das, P.K., Mallia, M., Kalidass, C., Pati, J. and Panda, P.C. 2020. Gynochthodes cochinchinensis (DC.) Razafim. & B. Bremer (Morindeae: Rubioideae: Rubiaceae): an addition to the woody climbers of India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 3 (Feb. 2020), 15395–15399. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.5423.12.3.15395-15399.
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Pradeep Kumar Kamila, Taxonomy & Conservation Division, Regional Plant Resource Centre, Ekamrakanan, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751015, India.

Senior Research Fellow

Taxonomy and Conservation Division

Prabhat Kumar Das, Taxonomy & Conservation Division, Regional Plant Resource Centre, Ekamrakanan, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751015, India.

Senior Research Fellow

Taxonomy and Conservation Division

Madhusmita Mallia, Taxonomy & Conservation Division, Regional Plant Resource Centre, Ekamrakanan, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751015, India.

Junior Research Fellow

Taxonomy and Conservation Division

Chinnamadasamy Kalidass, Taxonomy & Conservation Division, Regional Plant Resource Centre, Ekamrakanan, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751015, India.

Scientist

Taxonomy and Conservation Division

Jagayandatta Pati, Deputy Director, Similipal Tiger Reserve, Bhanjpur, Baripada, Odisha 757002, India.

Deputy Director

Indian Forest Service

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