Research Paper

Smilax sailenii (Smilacaceae) - a new species from Assam, North East India

Sanjib Baruah, Jatindra Sarma and Sachin Kumar Borthakur

Published on: 23 February 2018

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2018.63.32

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2018 vol.63 no.1 pp.32-36


Smilax sailenii sp. nov. (Smilacaceae) is described from Assam, north east India based on morphological characteristics observed in the field. Smilax sailenii closely resembles the widespread species Smilax orthoptera A. DC. The detailed morphological features including botanical illustration, photograph, conservation status and key to Smilax sailenii with and related taxa in Assam are provided.

Keyword: India, New species, Smilacaceae, Smilax