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Extended distribution of endemic species, Eragrostis nilgiriensis Vivek, G.V.S. Murthy & V.J. Nair (Poaceae: Chloridoideae)


Eragrostis nilgiriensis Vivek, G.V.S. Murthy & V.J. Nair (Poaceae: Chloridoideae), an endemic species of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve of Tamil Nadu is reported here as an addition to the grass Flora of Telangana state from Kamareddy district. A detailed description of the species, phenology and distribution are provided along with images of the species for easy identification.


Addition, Eragrostis, Kamareddy, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Poaceae, Telangana



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