Occurrence of three Western Ghats elements in dry evergreen forest of Gingee Hills, Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India

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N. Balachandran
K. Rajendiran
W. F. Gastmans


The botanical exploration of Gingee hills, Tamil Nadu, India resulted in collection of three species viz., Diospyros affinis Thwaites, Drypetes porteri (Gamble) Pax & K. Hoffm. and Premna wightiana Schauer have showing their extended geographical distribution in Eastern Ghats. This study revealed about the disjunct distribution, ecology and the present status of these three species from the Eastern Ghats.


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