Henckelia wijesundarae (Gesneriaceae), a new endemic species from Sri Lanka, and lectotypification of Chirita walkerae and C. walkerae var. parviflora

Richard Milne, Subhani Ranasinghe, Rohana JAYASEKARA, Sumudu RUBASINGHE

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Abstract

A new species, Henckelia wijesundarae, endemic to Hiniduma, Galle, Sri Lanka, is described and illustrated. Diagnostic features of the new species are discussed and compared to the closely allied species H. walkerae. Based on fieldwork studies, we propose an IUCN conservation status of Critically Endangered (CR) for H. wijesundarae. At the same time we lectotypify the names Chirita walkerae (the basionym of H. walkerae) and C. walkerae var. parviflora (treated here in the synonymy of H. wijesundarae).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213 – 224
Number of pages12
JournalWilldenowia
Volume46
Issue number2
Early online date28 Jul 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016

Keywords

  • Gesneriaceae
  • Henckelia
  • Chirita
  • Henckelia walkerae
  • Chirita walkerae subsp. parviflora
  • Chirita walkerae var. parviflora
  • new species
  • lectotype
  • Sri Lanka
  • Hiniduma

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