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Rediscovery and Lectotypification of Drypetes porteri (Putranjivaceae: Phyllanthoideae: Drypeteae), A Narrow Endemic and Endangered Species of the Western Ghats, India


Drypetes porteri (Gamble) Pax & K. Hoffm. is rediscovered after type collection (121 years) from type locality from Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, southern Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India. Lectotypification, brief description amended with fruit morphology and colour photographs are provided here for easy identification.


Drypetes, Endemic, Lectotype, Megamalai.


Author Biography

S. Arumugam

Botanical Asst.

Botanical Survey of India

V. Ravichandran

Post Doctoral Fellow

Botanical Survey of India

C. Murugan


Botanical Survey of India



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