Lectotypification of five names in Indian Tephrosia (Fabaceae)


Names of five taxa including four Indian endemic species in Tephrosia Pers. (Fabaceae), namely T. calophylla Bedd., T. coccinea Wall., T. pulcherrima (Baker) Wight ex Gamble, T. roxburghiana J.R.Drumm. and T. wynaadensis J.R.Drumm. are lectotypified here as a part of the revisionary study of the genus in India.

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The authors are grateful to the Director, KSCSTE-Malabar Botanical Garden and Institute for Plant Sciences, Kozhikode for all the facilities provided for this work. Thanks are also due to Dr N. S. Pradeep, Sr. Scientist, MBGIPS, Kozhikode for his constant support and encouragement. We are indebted to Dr K. N. Gandhi, Harvard University Herbaria, USA for his valuable comments regarding various nomenclatural queries during the study. Hearty thanks are extended to Mr Craig Brough, Librarian, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for providing certain relevant literature. The authors wish to thank the Directors/ Curators of E, HUH and K for the virtual images of type specimens and CAL and MH for permitting us to consult specimens and Dr V. P. Prasad, Central National Herbarium, Botanical Survey of India, Howrah for the help given for locating the type specimens at CAL. The valuable suggestions given by Dr A. J. Robi, BAM College, Thuruthicaud, Kerala during the preparation of this manuscript are thankfully acknowledged. The first author is indebted to Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India for financial assistance through the project PDF/2016/001936.

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Balan, A.P., Prakashkumar, R. Lectotypification of five names in Indian Tephrosia (Fabaceae). Kew Bull 75, 21 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-020-9881-7

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  • endemic
  • India
  • lectotype
  • Millettieae
  • revision