Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | 26 May 2016 | 8(5): 8831–8834
Editor: N.P. Balakrishnan, Retd. Joint Director, BSI, Coimbatore, India. Date of publication: 26 May 2016 (online & print)
Manuscript details: Ms # 2505 | Received 10 January 2016 | Final received 31 January 2016 | Finally accepted 04 May 2016
Citation: (2016). . Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(5): 8831–8834; 8831-8834
Copyright: © Naik et al. 2016. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. JoTT allows unrestricted use of this article in any medium, reproduction and distribution by providing adequate credit to the authors and the source of publication.
Funding: Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India.
Conflict of Interest: The authors declare no competing interests.
During our recent floristic explorations in the South Andaman Islands, we collected a few specimens of Fimbristylis which after a critical study were identified as Fimbristylis bisumbellata (Forssk.) Bubani, F. littoralis Gaudich. and F. microcarya F. Muell. based on Koyama (1985). A perusal of the literature on the flora of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands (Pandey & Diwakar 2008; Prasad et al. 2009) and various other published articles revealed that these species have not been recorded till date from the Islands and hence form new distribution records for the region. All the species are provided with an updated nomenclature, brief description, distribution and photographs. All the representative specimens are deposited in S.K. University Herbarium (SKU).