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Cephalanthera erecta var. oblanceolata (Orchidaceae): A New Record for the Flora of India


Cephalanthera erecta (Thunb.) Blume var. oblanceolata N. Pearce & P.J. Cribb [Orchidaceae-Epidendroideae-Neottieae] is reported for the first time from India based on specimens collected from Uttarakhand in North- Western Himalaya. A brief description, photographs, along with information on phenology, habitat and distribution have been provided to facilitate its identification. Its relationship with the variety proper and justification for its varietal status has been discussed. The threat status has been accessed in Indian perspective by applying the IUCN guidelines.


Chamoli, Western Himalaya, Uttarakhand, Taxonomy, Conservation.


Author Biography

Manoj Singh

Forest research range Gopeshwar

Junior Research Fellowship


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