Research Paper

Tupistra leonidii (Asparagaceae, subfamily Nolinoideae), a new species from north-eastern India

Dilip Kumar Roy and Ashiho A. Mao

Published on: 23 February 2018

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2018.63.37

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2018 vol.63 no.1 pp.37-40


Tupistra leonidii D.K. Roy & A.A. Mao (Asparagaceae), a new species from north-eastern India, is described and illustrated. The plant is distinguished from its closely allied congener, T. nutans in habit with obliquely oblong-elliptic leaf blade, comparatively shorter peduncle (to 10 cm long) and spike (to 3 cm long) with 10–12-flowers, shorter perianth tube, 1.5–2 mm long and in hemispheric to hemioblate white stigma speckled with purple.

Keyword: Asparagaceae, North-eastern India, New species, Plant diversity, Tupistra leonidii