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Agrostis griffithiana (Poaceae: Agrostidinae)typification, a new synonym and an update of the distribution in India



Agrostis griffithiana (Poaceae: Agrostidinae) is typified, fully described and illustrated, and its distribution in northeast India is elucidated. A new synonym is identified, its circumscription and taxonomy is clarified and discussed, especially in relation to the similar species A. pilosula and A. munroana.


Agrostis munroana, A. pilosula, A. wardii, Calamagrostis, Deyeuxia griffithii, NE India, nomenclature, taxonomy


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