Cyanotis Ceylanica Hassk. (Commelinaceae), First Record to India from Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India
Balachandran Natesan1, Umamaheswari Paneerselvam2, Dhatchanamoorthy Narayanasamy3

1Dr. Balachandran Natesan, Department of Ecology, French Institute of Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India.

2Umamaheswari Paneerselvam, Department of Botany, Kanchi Maamunivar Government Institute Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India.

3Dr. Dhatchanamoorthy Narayanasamyc, Centre for Conservation of Natural Resources, The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences & Technology, Bangalore, India

Manuscript received on 01 August 2022 | Revised Manuscript received on 19 August 2022 | Manuscript Accepted on 15 October 2022 | Manuscript published on 30 October 2022 | PP: 1-4 | Volume-2 Issue-2, November 2022 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijb.D2008101422 | DOI:10.54105/ijab.D2008.102222

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Abstract: Cyanotis ceylanica Hassk. (Commelinaceae) is reported as a new record for the flora of India from Gingee hills, Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu. Detailed descriptions of morphological and reproductive characters based on field observation with photographic images are provided for easy identification of this species. 

Keywords: Commelinaceae, Cyanotis, Gingee Hills, Pakkam malai RF, Villupuram district
Scope of the Article: Taxonomy