A systematic morphological study of Andrographis (Acanthaceae: Andrographinae) in India has revealed that the genus Haplanthus is distinct from Andrographis. We resurrect the genus Haplanthus here with four species, one of which contains three varieties. Five new combinations are proposed: H. laxiflorus, H. laxiflorus var. parishii, H. laxiflorus var. recedens, H. ovatus, and H. rosulatus. In addition, the following four names are lectotypified here: Gymnostachyum andrographioides, G. ovatum, G. parishii, and Haplanthus tener var. elongatus.

Andrographis, Haplanthodes, Haplanthoides, lectotypification, new combinations, reinstatement
doi.org/10.3767/000651916X693185
Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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Gnanasekaran, G, Murthy, G.V.S, & Deng, Y.F. (2016). Resurrection of the genus Haplanthus (Acanthaceae: Andrographinae). Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 61, 165–169. doi:10.3767/000651916X693185