Recent record of a threatened holoparasitic plant Sapria himalayana Griff. in Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India

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Arif Ahmad
Amit Kumar
Gopal Singh Rawat
G.V. Gopi


In this note, we report the opportunistic observation of Sapria himalayana a rare and endangered plant species in Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary during our camera trapping for mammals. We recorded the plant in two locations inside the sanctuary. We found three flowers near Mehao lake and five flowers near Sally lake. Considering the restricted distribution and limited information available on Sapria himalayana it is suggested that further ecological studies to document their host plants, population and threat assessment will aid in their conservation.


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