Salacia agasthiamalana Udayan, Yohannan & Pradeep (Celastraceae: Salacioideae): A new record for Tamil Nadu, India
C. Rajasekar, R. Silambarasan and R. Kottaimuthu
Salacia agasthiamalana is reported for the first time for Tamil Nadu from Tirunelveli Hills. Detailed description, phenology, ecology, photo-plate and its taxonomic affinity is discussed. Moreover, a key to Salacia of Tamil Nadu is also provided.
KEYWORDS: Agasthiamalai, Endemic, Tamil Nadu, Western Ghats.