Henckelia khasiana, a new species of Gesneriaceae from India





Conservation status, East Khasi Hills, Mawsynram, Meghalaya, taxonomy


A new species of Henckelia (Gesneriaceae) is here described and illustrated. It is morphologically most similar to H. oblongifolia but differs in having lanceolate calyx lobes, two prominent longitudinal flaps on the inner surface of the corolla tube, bilobed stigma and tomentose capsules. A detailed description of the new species with colour photographs, affinities and a comparison with related species is given. Based on the present data, the new species is provisionally assessed as Critically Endangered (CR) according to IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria.


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How to Cite

Nampy, S. ., Akhil, M. K. ., & Vishnu, M. . (2021). Henckelia khasiana, a new species of Gesneriaceae from India. Anales Del Jardín Botánico De Madrid, 78(1), e105. https://doi.org/10.3989/ajbm.2570




Funding data

Science and Engineering Research Board
Grant numbers EMR/2016/007346