Cassipourea ceylanica (Gardn.) Alston (1925) (Rhizophoraceae) in Karnataka

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D.K. Mesta
H.V. Hegde
V. Upadhya
G.R. Rao
G.R. Hegde
S.D. Kholkute


Cassipourea ceylanica (Gardn.) Alston (1925) belonging to the family Rhizophoraceae has been collected from Uttara Kannada (North Kanara) District in the central Western Ghats of Karnataka. Report of this plant is after a gap of 130 years from Karnataka. Its rarity in the Western Ghats, Orissa and in Sri Lanka indicates threatened status and draws attention for conservation.

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