Interesting plant records from Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh, India

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K. Ravikumar
N. Balachandran
S.N. Begum
P. Patchaimal
M. Bhanja
K. Lohitasyudu


An extensive botanical survey conducted in Paderu, Narsipatnam and Chintapalli forest areas in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh, resulted in a record of 18 interesting angiosperm species including two distributional records for south India (Cynanchum corymbosum and Raphistemma pulchellum); two (Cassine paniculata and Cleidion javanicum) for Andhra Pradesh as well as Eastern Ghats; seven additions to Visakhapatnam district and seven others are endemic and rare species. All species are presented here with brief botanical descriptions and notes.

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