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Bentinckia condapanna a vulnerable palm distributed along the southern Western Ghats has a sparse distribution in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.Â A viable population of this palm is found in Arundel-Priya Estate, an abandoned tea plantation in Kollam District, Kerala.Â This population comprises 76 mature palms and is on the verge of being affected with the proposed widening of Kazhuthurutty-Arundel-Achankoil road and may wipe out the whole population.
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