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Pteroceras viridiflorum(Orchidaceae: Vandeae): A Sri Lankan species reported from India and a review of Proteroceras holttumii, Western Ghats, India


Pteroceras viridiflorum (Thwaites) Holttum, a Sri Lankan endemic species has been recorded from India. To facilitate easy identification, the taxonomic notes, short description, and dissected live images are provided. The identity of Proteroceras holttumii J.Joseph & Vajr. is reviewed and has been placed under Pteroceras viridiflorum instead of Pteroceras leopardinum (C.S.P. Parish & Rchb.f.) Seidenf. & Smitinand and P. leopardinum is excluded from the flora of South India.


Addition, Nomenclature, Orchidaceae, Western Ghats, Vellingiri hills



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