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Taxonomic identity and Lectotypification of Colocasia mannii (Araceae), a Little Known Species from Northeast India


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1 Botanical Survey of India, Central National Herbarium, P.O. Botanic Garden, Howrah – 711103, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Botany, Gauhati University, Guwahati – 781014, Assam, India
3 Assam Forest Department, Aranya Bhawan, Panjabari, Guwahati – 781037, Assam, India
     

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Taxonomic identity and rediscovery of Colocasia mannii Hook.f., a little-known species from the Eastern Himalaya, India are discussed in the paper. The updated description of the species along with illustration and its ethnobotanical uses is also provided. The name C. mannii is also lectotypified here.

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Assam, Colocasia mannii, Eastern Himalayas, Lectotypification, Ethnobotany.
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Authors

Rajib Gogoi
Botanical Survey of India, Central National Herbarium, P.O. Botanic Garden, Howrah – 711103, West Bengal, India
Souravjyoti Borah
Department of Botany, Gauhati University, Guwahati – 781014, Assam, India
Jatindra Sarma
Assam Forest Department, Aranya Bhawan, Panjabari, Guwahati – 781037, Assam, India

Abstract


Taxonomic identity and rediscovery of Colocasia mannii Hook.f., a little-known species from the Eastern Himalaya, India are discussed in the paper. The updated description of the species along with illustration and its ethnobotanical uses is also provided. The name C. mannii is also lectotypified here.

Keywords


Assam, Colocasia mannii, Eastern Himalayas, Lectotypification, Ethnobotany.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.20324/nelumbo%2Fv61%2F2019%2F146168