Magnolia lanuginosa (Wall.) Figlar & Noot. in West Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, northeastern India: re-collection and implications for conservation

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Aabid Hussain Mir
Viheno Iralu
Ngakhainii Trune Pao
Gunjana Chaudhury
Clarence G Khonglah
Kanhaiya Lal Chaudhary
Brijesh Kumar Tiwari
Krishna Upadhaya


Magnolia lanuginosa (Wall.) Figlar & Noot. [= Michelia lanuginosa Wall.], a rare tree species of Meghalaya, is restricted to the West Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya.  The species was considered to have become extinct from the state.  The present paper reports a recent re-collection of the species from four locations in the West Khasi Hills after a lapse of almost 100 years.  In addition, the population structure, regeneration status and the threat to the species are also discussed so as to develop effective strategies for its conservation. 


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