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Gastrochilus yei (Orchidaceae): A New Addition for Flora of India


Gastrochilus yei J.W. Li & X.H. Jin, a recently described species from China is being reported for the first time from India based on a collection from Sikkim. Detailed description and a photo-plate are provided to facilitate identification of this very less-known species. Its Red List status has been assessed as ‘Critically Endangered’ as per IUCN guidelines and supplemented with a range map.


Gastrochilus affinis, Sikkim, Taxonomy, Conservation, IUCN Red List.


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Avishek Bhattacharjee

Scientist-B (CNH, BSI)


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