Please have a look at new developments in this regard:
On Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 9:27:25 AM UTC+5:30, JM Garg wrote:
> Dear members,
> Our coordinator for Gentainaceae fortnight has recently revised Canscora
> in South India. Pl. see
> A taxonomic revision of the genus Canscora in South India, and the
> erection of the new genus Canscorinella (Canscorinae, Gentianaceae) with
> two new combinations
> <http://www.biotaxa.org/Phytotaxa/article/view/phytotaxa.164.4.1> by SHAHINA
> P.M. & SANTHOSH NAMPY*- Phytotaxa 164 (4): 201–225- 2014- (with *Keys* &
> details to the South Indian species of Canscora.)
> *Abstract* The genus Canscora in South India is revised based on field
> and herbarium studies and in consultation with types and protologues. *C.
> pauciflora*, which was previously treated as conspecific to *C. diffusa*
> is reinstated while *C. sanjappae* and *C. devendrae* are synonymised
> under *C. diffusa* and *C. stricta* (= *Canscorinella stricta*)
> respectively. The present study supports the exclusion of two species of
> Canscora i.e., C. stricta and C. bhatiana resulting in the establishment of
> the new genus Canscorinella and two new combinations: *Canscorinella
> stricta* and *Canscorinella bhatiana*. The new genus Canscorinella is
> characterized by the presence of actinomorphic corolla and isomorphic
> stamens. This brings the number of species currently recognized for the
> genus Canscora to eleven worldwide, six (55 %) of which occurring in South
> India. Descriptions, photo plates and keys to the South Indian species of
> Canscora and Canscorinella are provided here.
> Congrats to Shahina ji & Santhosh ji for the wonderful work.
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