|Euphorbia venkatarajui Sarojin|
Euphorbia venkatarajui, a new succulent species of Euphorbiaceae, is described from Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh state, India. The new species belongs to the subgenus Euphorbia, and it closely resembles Euphorbia gokakensis S.R. Yadav, Malpure and Chandore and E. caducifolia Haines., but differs in certain distinct characters.
Etymology The specific epithet provided for the species is in honour of Professor Rudra Raju Reddi Venkata Raju, Dept. of Botany, Sri Krishnadevaraya Univ., Anantapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, India, for his invaluable contributions to taxonomy and ethnomedicobotanical studies on Euphorbiaceae in south India.
Sarojinidevi Naidu. 2017. Euphorbia venkatarajui sp. nov. (Euphorbiaceae) from Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India. Nordic Journal of Botany. DOI: 10.1111/njb.01488