Extended distribution of two endemic epiphytes from the Western Ghats to the Deccan Plateau

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Sonali Vishnu Deore
Mangala Dala Sonawane
Sharad Suresh Kambale


Extended distribution of two endemic epiphytes, viz., Hoya wightii Hook.f. (Apocynaceae) and Bulbophyllum fimbriatum Rchb.f. (Orchidaceae) from Western Ghats to Deccan Plateau is reported during field explorations undertaken to document the flora of Kalwan tehsil. The presence of these two species in the Deccan plateau indicates the need of further explorations to document the diversity and endemism of strict endemics of Western Ghats in Deccan plateau. 

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