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Lomatogonium cherukurianum sp. nov. (Gentianaceae) from Sikkim Himalaya
- Dey, Sentu K., Maity, D.
- Nordic journal of botany 2017 v.35 no.3 pp. 348-353
- Lomatogonium, new species, pastures, phenology, surveys, Himalayan region, India
- Populations of an unknown taxon of Lomatogonium A. Braun have been found during floristic surveys in the alpine pasture of north Sikkim, India. Comparison with morphologically similar taxa (Lomatogonium stapfii (Burkill) Harry Smith and L. longifolium Harry Smith) revealed that the new populations represent a species new to science, which is described as L. cherukurianum. Data on phenology, ecology and distribution of the new species is provided together with illustrations.