ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Monday, June 17, 2024

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New Species for the genus Mucuna from Sikkim


Mucuna laticifera Mucuna laticifera, a new species from Sikkim



A group of scientists/ reserachers during a recent field survey in Sikkim have found a new species Mucuna laticifera from Sikkim, India.


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Article Abstract

Mucuna laticifera, a new species of Fabaceae from Sikkim state of India is described and illustrated here. It can be distinguished from its closely related species by the presence of a watery latex, uniformly green to pale yellow corolla, glabrous standard and wings and parallel pod margins.