ON THE IDENTITY AND OCCURRENCE OF DISCHIDIA NUMMULARIA (ASCLEPIADACEAE) IN PENINSULAR INDIA

  • 1K.K. MANDAL*, 1T. KAR, 2C. S. REDDY AND 1A.K. BISWAL 1K.K. MANDAL*, 1T. KAR, 2C. S. REDDY AND 1A.K. BISWAL 1P.G. DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY, NORTH ORISSA UNIVERSITY, BARIPADA-757003, ODISHA, INDIA. 2FORESTRY & ECOLOGY GROUP, NATIONAL REMOTE SENSING CENTRE, BALANAGAR, HYDERABAD-500 037, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA. Corresponding author’s e-mail: kumar.kishore718@gmail.com

Abstract

Dischidia nummularia R.Br.  is identified correctly and  reported from the geographical boundary of  Odisha, India. Its occurrence as new record for the Peninsular India adds to the biogeographical significance of Similipal hill ranges under Chhotnagpur plateu. Detail accounts of the taxa comprising description, photographs, distributional and ecological notes have been provided.

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Published
2014-03-01