Additional information on the threatened Cryptocoryne cognata Schott (Araceae): A need for reassessment of the IUCN Red List status

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Sidanand V. Kambhar
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1701-0892
Mahendra R. Bhise
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1799-7674
Mayur M. Naik
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0984-7454
Abhijeet L. Parab
Kamlakar H. Patil
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6527-2005
Abhijeet P. Tawade
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3590-1154
Vinayak K. Patil
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3489-4431
Ajay D. Rane
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8880-4844
Satish S. Narkhede
Sanjay G. Bhave

Abstract

Cryptocoryne cognata Schott is a threatened species distributed in the entire Konkan stretch covering Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra. It was rediscovered in 1990 after not being documented for one and half centuries. The data concerning its morphology, distribution and ecological preferences are presented in this paper in order to contribute to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) goals and to assist taxonomists in assessing and protecting this species from extinction in future.  

 

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Kambhar, S.V., Bhise, M.R., Naik, M.M., Parab, A.L., Patil, K.H., Tawade, A.P., Patil, V.K., Rane, A.D., Narkhede, S.S. and Bhave, S.G. 2015. Additional information on the threatened Cryptocoryne cognata Schott (Araceae): A need for reassessment of the IUCN Red List status. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 7, 15 (Dec. 2015), 8302–8304. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2471.7.15.8302-8304.
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