Hiptage laxiflora Sujana & Vadhyar sp. nova (Malpighiaceae) is described from the southern Western Ghats, India. The species shares some morphological traits with H. acuminata and H. pauciflora such as acuminate leaves, single calycinal glands, rusty or tawny or silvery pubescent in inflorescence, and mericarps. Illustrations, photographs and conservation status of the species as well as an identification key to the Indian species of Hiptage are provided.
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