Resmi, S., S. Nampy & P.F. Akshatra (2021). Sonerila konkanensis (Melastomataceae), a new species from South Goa, India. Candollea 76: 139–143. In English, English abstract.
A new tuberous species of Sonerila Roxb. (Melastomataceae, Sonerileae) from Chandreshwar hills, South Goa is described in the course of a taxonomic revision of the genus in India. Sonerila konkanensis Resmi & Nampy is similar to Sonerila talbotii G.S. Giri & M.P. Nayar and Sonerila sreenarayaniana Sunil et al. but differs in several characters that are detailed in the morphological discussion presented herein. The status of the new taxon is assessed as “Vulnerable” according to IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. We also provide explanatory images of living plants as well as SEM images of pollen grains and seeds and information concerning the habitat.
Received: August 29, 2020; Accepted: March 15, 2021; First published online: May 20, 2021