The Malay Cardamom Meistera aculeata (Roxb.) Škorničk. & M.F. Newman (Zingiberaceae: Alpinioideae) from the Palghat gap: a new record to Kerala, India

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Vadakkeveedu Jagadesh Aswani
Manjakulam Khadhersha Jabeena
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1687-8785
Maya Chandrashekaran Nair
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1667-817X

Abstract

Meistera aculeata (Roxb.) Škorničk. & M.F.Newman (Zingiberaceae, subfamily - Alpinioideae) a lesser known species, has been located from the Palakkad (Palghat) Gap region in the Walayar Hill ranges of the southern Western Ghats and reported here as an addition to the flora of Kerala.  A detailed taxonomic description along with photographs are provided.

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Aswani, V.J., Jabeena, M.K. and Nair, M.C. 2021. The Malay Cardamom Meistera aculeata (Roxb.) Škorničk. & M.F. Newman (Zingiberaceae: Alpinioideae) from the Palghat gap: a new record to Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13, 5 (Apr. 2021), 18406–18410. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.6578.13.5.18406-18410.
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Manjakulam Khadhersha Jabeena, Post Graduate and Research Department of Botany, Government Victoria College (University of Calicut), Palakkad, Kerala 678001, India.

Research Scholar, Post Graduate and Research Department of Botany, Govt. Victoria College (University of Calicut), Palakkad, Kerala, PIN 678001, India.

Maya Chandrashekaran Nair, Post Graduate and Research Department of Botany, Government Victoria College (University of Calicut), Palakkad, Kerala 678001, India.

Associate Professor and Head, Post Graduate and Research Department of Botany, Govt. Victoria College (University of Calicut), Palakkad, Kerala, PIN 678001, India.

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