Publications

2018
M. A. Vincent, J. L. Zarucchi, and K.N. Gandhi. 10/1/2018. “A new varietal combination in Mimosa pigra.” Phytoneuron, 70, Pp. 1-2. Publisher's Version
Mark Fishbein and Kanchi N. Gandhi. 5/23/2018. “Typification of Sarcostemma heterophyllum and Nomenclatural Notes in North American Funastrum (Apocynaceae).” Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature, 26, 2, Pp. 165-167. Publisher's VersionAbstract
The typification and nomenclature pertaining to Funastrum heterophyllum (Engelm. ex Torr.) Standl. are reviewed. The legitimacy of several synonyms pertaining to this species is discussed. A revised and complete synonymy is provided.
C.R. Fraser-Jenkins, K.N. Gandhi, and B.S. Kholia. 2018. An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes: Part 2 (Woodsiaceae to Dryopteridaceae), Pp. 573. Dehra Dun, India: Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh.
K. N Gandhi. 2018. “Biodiversity in North America (North of Mexico).” In Global Biodiversity, Volume 4: Selected Countries in the Americas and Australia, edited by T. Pullaiah, 1st ed., Pp. 377-410. Apple Academic Press.Abstract
Biodiversity is as important as climate to a healthy, sustainable and prosperous planet. For Erik Solheim, the head of the United Nations Environment Program, biodiversity has to be protected therefore for spiritual, ecosystem, and economic reasons. The climate in northeastern North America is also influenced, especially in winter, by a fourth air mass: the cold, moist oceanic North Atlantic air mass generated by the waters off Newfoundland, Labrador, and Greenland. The northern half of the continent is covered with deposits such as tills and moraines that reflect the action of the ice sheets on the terrain. Grassland vegetation is dominated by herbaceous plants that form one or two canopy layers. Woody plants are restricted to local areas of distinctive topography, soil, or protection from fire. A central section, much richer in tree species, extends from the southern Alaska–British Columbia border to the Oregon-California border.
K.N. Gandhi. 2018. “Indian Datura (Solanaceae), Elaeocarpus (Elaeocarpaceae), and Hindu God Nataraja.” In Plant Diversity in the Himalaya Hotspot Region, edited by A.P. Das and S. Bera, II: Pp. 429-449. Dehra Dun, India: Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh.
2017
CR Fraser-Jenkins, KN Gandhi, BS Kholia, and A Benniamin. 2017. An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes: Part 1 (Lycopodiaceae to Thelypteridaceae), Pp. 562. Dehra Dun, India: Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh.
Tracy Commock, Philip E. Rose, Kanchi N. Gandhi, Keron C. St. E. Campbell, Kenneth J. Wurdack, Javier Francisco-Ortega, and Brett Jestrow. 2017. “Typification and Nomenclature of Five Taxa Endemic to Jamaica.” Harvard Papers in Botany, 22, 2, Pp. 137-140. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Recent systematic treatments for Jamaica have shown that the island is home to seven endemic genera of seed-plants [viz., Dendrocousinsia (Euphorbiaceae), Jacmaia (Asteraceae), Odontocline (Asteraceae), Portlandia (Rubiaceae), Salpixantha (Acanthaceae), Tetrasiphon (Celastraceae), and Zemisia (Asteraceae)]. These taxa account for over 23 species, with three genera (Jacmaia, Tetrasiphon, and Zemisia) being monotypic. Further study of these taxa revealed that five names need typification: (1) Tetrasiphon jamaicensis Urb.; (2) Senecio fadyenii Griseb.; (3) S. fadyenii var. dolichanthus Krug & Urb.; (4) S. hollickii Britton ex Greenm. [all the three Senecio taxa included in Odontocline]; and (5) Gymnanthes elliptica Sw. Lectotypes for these names are designated here. Furthermore, G. elliptica is transferred to Dendrocousinsia and the new combination is made here: D. elliptica (Sw.) Commock & K. Wurdack
2016
Kanchi N. Gandhi. 4/1/2016. “Staghorn Sumac: Rhus typhina or R. hirta (Anacardiaceae).” Rhodora, 118, 974, Pp. 232-234. Publisher's Version
2014
Mary E. Barkworth, Ana María Cialdella, and Kanchi N Gandhi. 2/2014. “Piptochaetium fuscum (Nees ex Steud.) Barkworth, Ciald., & Gandhi, a new combination replacing Piptochaetium setosum (Trin.) Arechav. .” PhytoKeys, 35, Pp. 17-22. Publisher's VersionAbstract
A new name, Piptochaetium fuscum, is provided for a taxon hitherto known as Piptochaetium setosum (Trin.) Arechav. Morphological, anatomical, and molecular studies that argue against including Piptochaetium in Stipa, and hence use of S. purpurata (Phil.) Columbus & J.P. Sm., are cited.
2013
S. A. Graham and K.N. Gandhi. 2013. “Nomenclatural changes resulting from the transfer of Nesaea and Hionanthera to Ammannia (Lythraceae).” Harvard Pap. Bot., 18, 1, Pp. 000-000.
G. C. Tucker and K.N. Gandhi. 2013. “Nomenclatural Notes on Neotropical Cyperus (Cyperaceae).” Harvard Pap. Bot., 18, 1, Pp. 000-000.
J. L. Reveal and K.N. Gandhi. 2013. “ Proposal to conserve the name Carex interior against C. scirpoides (Cyperaceae).” Taxon, 62, 2, Pp. 403-404.
J. L. Reveal, K.N. Gandhi, and S. Zona. 2013. “Proposals to reject the names Chamaerops glabra (Sabaglabra) and Sabal blackburnea with a comment on the nomenclatural status of S. umbraculifera (Arecaceae).” Taxon, 62, Pp. 000.
2012
K.N. Gandhi. 2012. “Rubus kasthuriae, a new name for R. Fulvus (Rosaceae).” Harvard Pap. Bot., 17, 1, Pp. 51.
J.C. Semple and K.N. Gandhi. 2012. “Neotypification of Solidago buckleyi (Asteraceae: Astereae) and observations on its distribution.” Phytoneuron, 2012-111, Pp. 1-5.
K.N. Gandhi and P. A. Ormerod. 2012. “New combination in Dithrix (Orchidaceae).” Phytoneuron, 2012-61, Pp. 1–3.
K.N. Gandhi, J. L. Reveal, and J. L. Zarucchi. 2012. “Nomenclatural and taxonomic analysis of Convallaria majalis, C. majuscula, and C. montana (Ruscaceae/Liliaceae).” Phytoneuron, 2012-17, Pp. 1–4.
J. L. Reveal and K.N. Gandhi. 2012. “Proposal to reject the name Eriogonum cordatum (Polygonaceae) .” Taxon, 61, 4, Pp. 883.
K.N. Gandhi, J. H. Wiersema, and L. Brouillet. 2012. “Validation of the name Wolffia borealis (Lemnaceae).” Harvard Pap. Bot., 17, 1, Pp. 47-50.
2011
K.N. Gandhi, M. A. Vincent, and J. L. Reveal. 2011. “Dermatophyllum, the correct name for Calia (Fabaceae).” Phytoneuron, 2011-57:, Pp. 1–4.

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