The Identity of the Herb 'Todda-Vaddi' in Van Rheede's Hortus Malabaricus

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11594/jtls.11.03.03

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Biophytum reinwardtii, B. candolianum, Todda-vaddi, Hortus Malabaricus

Abstract

The ambiguity on the botanical identity of Todda-vaddi in Rheede's Hortus Malabaricus is clarified as Biophytum reinwardtii (Zucc.) Klotzsch here. A detailed description, photographs and other relevant notes are provided. 

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Jisha Daniel, Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram

Research Scholar 

Plant Systematics and Evolutionary Science Division

Ettickal Sukumaran Santhoshkumar, Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram

Technical Officer

Garden Management Division

Madhavan Rajendraprasad, Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram

Senior Scientist

Plant Systematics and Evolutionary Science Division

Sabarimuthan William Decruse, Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram

Senior Scientist

Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Division

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2021-09-30 — Updated on 2022-01-19

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