Pentatropis R.Br. ex Wight & Arn. (Apocynaceae), a new generic record for Kerala, India

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V. Ambika
Jose Sojan
V. Suresh


Pentatropis capensis (L. f.) Bullock. is being reported for the first time from the state of Kerala, India. The extended distribution is discussed with notes on ecology.

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