Aira (Poaceae): a new generic record for Nicobar Islands, India

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Kumar Vinod Chhotupuri Gosavi
Arun Nivrutti Chandore
Mayur Yashwant Kamble


During plant exploration of Andaman and Nicobar in 2014, we were collected some interesting grass specimens from Kamorta Islands of Nicobar. After critical study and taxonomic analysis the unidentified grass species has identified as an Aira caryophyllea L.  Perusals of relevant literature were revealed that, the genus Aira L. has so far not reported from Andaman and Nicobar islands. Hence, it is reported in present communication for new record to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.


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Kumar Vinod Chhotupuri Gosavi, Department of Botany, HPT Arts & RYK Science College, Nashik, Maharashtra 422005, India

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