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A New Species of Tropidia (Orchidaceae) from Tamil Nadu, India


Tropidia hegderaoi S. Misra is described from Kolli hills of Tamil Nadu. Detailed morphological characters and illustrations have been provided here for the species.


Tropidia, Orchidaceae, New Species, India.



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  2. MATTHEW, K.M. 1981. Materials for a Flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. pp. 349-355. Tiruchirapalli.
  3. MATTHEW, K.M. 1982. Illustrations on the Flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. pp. 691-724. Tiruchirapalli.
  4. SEIDENFADEN, G. 1983. In: Matthew, K.M. (ed.), The Flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. pp. 1550-1611. Tiruchirapalli.