Belosynapsis kewensis

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Belosynapsis kewensis
A cultivated specimen in a hanging basket
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Commelinales
Family: Commelinaceae
Genus: Belosynapsis
Species: B. kewensis
Binomial name
Belosynapsis kewensis

Belosynapsis kewensis is a monocotyledonous plant in the dayflower family. The plant occurs in the far south of India in the Western Ghats.[1] It is considered endangered or possibly extinct in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where it occurs only in the southern districts of Tinnevelly and Kanyakumari.[2]


  1. ^ Negi, Sharad Singh (1993), Biodiversity and Its Conservation in India, New Delhi: Indus Publishing, ISBN 81-85182-88-4 
  2. ^ Nayar, M.P.; Sastrytitle, A.R.K. (1987), Red Data Book of Indian Plants, Calcutta: Botanical Survey of India 

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