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A new subspecies of Odisha cleistantha (Orchidaceae) from Koraput district of Odisha, India


Odisha cleistantha S. Misra subsp. flabellata S. Misra is described from the Koraput district of Odisha. It differs from its typical form (subsp. cleistantha) in having a flabelliform labellum and divergent stigma lobes of the flower.


Odisha, Orchidaceae, New Subspecies, Koraput, India.



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