Salvia misella Kunth (Lamiaceae) - a new record for Eastern Ghats of India

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Prabhat Kumar Das
Pradeep Kumar Kamila
Pratap Chandra Panda


Salvia misella Kunth (Lamiaceae) is reported here as an addition to the flora of Eastern Ghats of India from the Koraput district of Odisha. The nomenclature, botanical description, phenology, ecology and distribution of the species have been provided in this paper along with colour photographs of the plant and plant parts for easy identification of the species.

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