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Eleocharis khandwaensis sp. nov. (Cyperaceae) from the Madhya Pradesh, India

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2014
Authors:Mujaffar, S., Chandore, A. N., Yadav S. R.
Journal:Nordic Journal of Botany
Start Page:710

<p>A new species, Eleocharis khandwaensis Mujaffar, Chandore &amp; S. R. Yadav is described from the Bamangaon village of Khandwa district in Madhya Pradesh state, India. This species belongs to Eleocharis subgen. Limnochloa (P. Beauv. ex Lestib.) Torr. and it is similar to E. lankana T. Koyama but differs in having stolons, weak bristles spinules of perianth, achenes with annulate apex with a short neck, truncate achene base, dark brown to black coloured achenes and nut surface epidermal cells that are isodiametrically hexagonal to pentagonal. Eleocharis khandwaensis grows in ponds along road sides in the Bamangaon and Tirandaz villages.</p>

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