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Notes on taxonomy, distribution and threat status assessment of Habenaria andamanica Hook.f.- an endemic terrestrial orchid from Andaman Islands


Taxonomy of Habenaria andamanica Hook.f. [Orchidaceae-Orchidoideae-Orchidiinae] has been studied. It is an endemic species confined to the Andaman group of Islands. It has been assessed as ‘Endangered’ by applying the IUCN guidelines.


Identification, Conservation, IUCN Criteria



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