New distribution records of some wild crop relatives from India

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K. Pradheep
R. S. Rathi
K. Joseph John
S. M. Sultan
B. Abraham
Anjula Pandey
E. Roshini Nayar
S. P. Ahlawat
Rita Gupta


Field surveys across various parts of the country coupled with an analysis of literature and examination of herbarium specimens revealed the natural distribution of six wild relatives of crop species in various states/union territories of India, viz., Cajanus scarabaeoides (from Lakshadweep), Cucumis javanicus (from Meghalaya), Hystrix duthiei (from Jammu & Kashmir), Luffa echinata (from Haryana) and Trichosanthes pilosa (from Andhra Pradesh), which have not been reported earlier from these states.  Their descriptions, phenology, habitat and other field notes have been presented here.

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