Notes on Magnolia punduana Hk. F. & Th. (Magnoliopsida: Magnoliales: Magnoliaceae): an endemic and threatened tree species of northeastern India

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Viheno Iralu
Krishna Upadhaya


Abstract: Magnolia punduana Hk. f & Th. belonging to family Magnoliaceae, is an important tree species endemic to Meghalaya, northeast India. This paper provides information on the distribution of the species in the state with special reference to its phenology. The result of the study reveals that habitat destruction and exploitation for timber are the major threats faced by the species. A few effective strategies for the conservation of the taxa have been suggested.

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