Authors: Nampy, Santhosh; Akhil, Mannar K.; Vishnu, Mohan
Publication: Anales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid 78
Year: 2021
Genera: Henckelia

A new species of Henckelia (Gesneriaceae) is here described and illustrated. It is morphologically most similar to H. oblongifolia but differs in having lanceolate calyx lobes, two prominent longitudinal flaps on the inner surface of the corolla tube, bilobed stigma and tomentose capsules. A detailed description of the new species with colour photographs, affinities and a comparison with related species is given. Based on the present data, the new species is provisionally assessed as Critically Endangered (CR) according to IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria.