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Re-collection of two lesser known stenoendemic species of Asteraceae: After a century from the Western Ghats, India


Two lesser known stenoendemic species viz., Helichrysum wightii C.B. Clarke ex Hook.f. and Vernonia malabarica Hook.f., of Asteraceae have been rediscovered/recollected after a century from their respective type localities. Helichrysum wightii has been rediscovered after 139 years, whereas the Vernonia malabarica has been recollected after 128 years. A detailed taxonomic account, along with colour photo plate of these species and assessment of their conservation status are provided in the present communication to facilitate easy identification and conservation.


Asteraceae, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Rediscovery, Tamil Nadu, Western Ghats



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