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Two New Additions to The Orchid Flora of The Western Ghats, India


Bulbophyllum crassipes Hook.f., and Odisha cleistantha S.Misra are herewith reported for the first time from the Western Ghats, India. Description, information on the habitat, flowering and fruiting, distribution, photographs, and relevant notes have been provided for easy identification.


Orchidaceae, Western Ghats, Karnataka, Kerala.



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