Rediscovery of Ophiorrhiza pykarensis Gamble (Gentianales: Rubiaceae) from the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve in the Western Ghats of India

Main Article Content

V.B. Sreekumar
V.S. Hareesh
K.A. Sreejith

Abstract

Ophiorrhiza pykarensis Gamble was rediscovered from Mukurthi National Park, Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu region after a lapse of 78 years. A detailed taxonomic description, phenology, ecology and conservation status of the species is provided along with its illustrations.

 

Article Details

How to Cite
[1]
Sreekumar, V., Hareesh, V. and Sreejith, K. 2015. Rediscovery of Ophiorrhiza pykarensis Gamble (Gentianales: Rubiaceae) from the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve in the Western Ghats of India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 7, 5 (Apr. 2015), 7186–7188. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o3786.7186-8.
Section
Notes

References

Deb, D.B. & D.C. Mondal (1997). Taxonomic Revision of the genus Ophiorrhiza L. (Rubiaceae) in Indian subcontinent. Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India 39: 1–148.

Gamble, J.S. (1921). Flora of the presidency of Madras - Vol. 2. Adlard & Son, London, 607–608pp.

Henry, A.N., V. Chithra & N.P. Balakrishnan (1989). Flora of Tamil Nadu. Botanical Survey of India, Coimbatore, 2: 18–19.

IUCN (2001). IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria: Version 3.1. IUCN Species Survival Commission, IUCN. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge.

IUCN Standards and Petitions Subcommittee (2010). Guidelines for Using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. Version 8.0. Prepared by the Standards and Petitions Subcommittee.

Mabberley, D.J. (2005). The Plant Book: A Portable Dictionary of The Vascular Plants - 2nd Edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 505pp.

Nayar, M.P. & A.R.K. Sastry (1987). Red Data Book of Indian Plants. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta, 1: 339–340.

Sasidharan, N. (2004). Biodiversity Documentation for Kerala - Part 6: Flowering Plants. Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala, 227pp.

Sasidharan, N. (2013). Flowering Plants of Kerala: CD-ROM ver 2.0. Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi.

Walter, K.S & H.J. Gillett (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants World Conservation Monitoring Centre, lUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK, 513pp.