The status assessment of Corynandra viscosa subsp. nagarjunakondensis (Magnoliopsida: Cleomaceae), endemic to Nagarjunakonda, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Veeravarapu Hanumantha Rao
Vaidyula Vasudeva Rao
Anuti Baleeshwar Reddy
Vatsavaya Satyanarayana Raju


Corynandra viscosa subsp. nagarjunakondensis (Cleomaceae), a flowering plant taxon endemic to Nagarjunkonda of Krishna River Valley, Andhra Pradesh, southern India was assessed for its ecological status.  The distribution of this species was mapped, population estimated and the impending threats ascertained.  The extent of its area of spread is primarily limited by the water body (Nagarjunasagar) created by the impounding waters when a dam was constructed across the River Krishna at the site of its occurrence. The extent of occurrence (EOO) and the area of occupancy (AOO) of this taxon were estimated to be 0.20 km2 and 0.31 km2, respectively.  The threat assessment places the taxon in the Critically Endangered [B1ab(iii)] category.


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Veeravarapu Hanumantha Rao, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University

Research Scholar, PJTS Agricultural University, Rajendranagar,  Hyderabad

Vaidyula Vasudeva Rao, PJTS Agricultural University


Vatsavaya Satyanarayana Raju, Department of Botany Kakatiya University Warangal, Telangana-506009, India

Department of Botany
Kakatiya University
Warangal, Telangana-506009, India


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